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Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India

by Snehalaya 'Home of Love' Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project in rural India works with Childline to provide emergency rescue operations and aftercare for 615 at-risk women and girls - sold into sex work, affected by HIV/AIDS and fleeing violence - each year. 'Snehalaya' meaning 'Home of Love' offers a safe exit point and full aftercare - shelter, free legal/medical/psychiatric support, education and rehabilitation ensuring sustained social change. Your donation gives an emergency safety net and long-term support to vulnerable women and girls.

$195,450
total goal
$78,843
remaining
910
donors
9
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

In 2017, Reuters ranked India the fourth most dangerous place to be a woman. Indian girls face many forms of violence, including: child marriage, dowry deaths, domestic violence and rape. Amnesty International (2016) reports that crimes against women and girls in the country are continuing to rise. Last year alone there were 675 rapes of minor girls reported in Mumbai. In just the last few months India has been rocked by a number of brutal gang-rapes.

Solution

The project will allow us to rescue, shelter and rehabilitate 615 women and girls. Our support ensures positive change for those most at risk, including sex workers, domestic violence survivors and young girls vulnerable to predators. By empowering them through education and vocational skills, legal paperwork, health check-ups and support for their families, our women and girls often go on to become social workers and nurses thriving at helping women just like them.

Long-Term Impact

Snehalaya enables girls to become agents for social change, breaking the crippling cycles of poverty in India for themselves. We provide emergency rescue and rehabilitative care for sex workers, often minors themselves, and their children. We provide our beneficiaries safety, shelter, education, medical and legal aid, outreach support, peer mentoring and path finding reintegration.We are dedicated to implementing social and political change, challenging gender barriers and changing norms.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.snehalaya.org
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Organization Information

Snehalaya 'Home of Love'

Location: London, Greater London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.snehalaya.org
Project Leader:
Miranda Hudson
London, Greater London United Kingdom

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