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Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India

by Snehalaya 'Home of Love'
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Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Rescue 615 sex workers & at-risk children in India
Jan 4, 2016

Being a girl - how bad can it really be?

#HerVoice - Stop The Violence (Nov-Dec 2015)

  • 40,000 of you signed to petition the Indian Government to address rape culture at local and judicial level
  • We collected over £15,500 in donations since Nov with 50% match funding running until 31st December
  • Malala's documentary 'He Named Me Malala' was screened to girls and women from slums and red light disctricts across Maharashtra
  • We united with 7 other Indian Charities to really ask people on the streets to support ending Gender Based Violence
  • We were on the TV, Radio, National and International Newspapers over 30 times for #HerVoice
  • Anna Hazare - Leading Indian Social Activist and UK Member of Parliament Tulip Saddiq both publically supported our cause along with dozens of other high profile individuals

The Hard Statistics - A child goes missing every 8minutes.  A death over dowry occurs every 102mins and a rape every 34mins.  Many women face domestic violence and martial rape, not knowing it is a crime. In India the stark reality is even before birth girls face prejudice with many private medical practioners still offering illegal 'selective sex abortions' to the point that the sex ratio of boys to girls in India is disproportionately unbalanced.  As a girl education is often seen as a wasted investment as marriage will mean losing you to another family.  Only 48% of girls make it into secondary education and only 2% complete 12th standard.  

Snehalaya actively fight these statistics daily by remaining a place of trust, refuge and rehabilitation for people whatever their circumstances.  

If you are in a position to donate even £5 per month please do so here now DONATE NOW

You can also support by signing our #HerVoice petition to urge the Indian government to tighted existing protection laws in India and actively address rape culture so no girls have to face what Reshma faced. SIGN PETITION 

Take Reshma - at 11 her father died and she was raped by her step father.  She ran away only to be raped by the taxi driver who also sold her to a brothel.  With your help and support from Childline we tracked down where she was captive and conducted a sting rescue and brought her to Snehalaya, Reshma's home for the last 3 years.   With councelling in an environment where she is supported and believed, she has managed to work through her losses and find comfort knowing she is not alone.  She has even reached 8th standard doing well at school. Reshma hopes to become a police officer to protect girls from enduring what she had to go through.  

It costs £92 to perform a sting operation to rescue minors from sex trafficking and it costs £54 a month to keep girls like Reshma safe in our long term care. You have helped and we hope you will continue to do so.  Any donation you make TODAY ONLY will be matched by 50% meaning you give £10 we get £15.  

Many thanks for staying a constant support to Snehalaya so we can continue to help girls like Reshma.

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Snehalaya 'Home of Love'

Location: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - India
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Twitter: @Snehalaya
Project Leader:
Joyce Connolly
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra India
$190,838 raised of $195,450 goal
 
2,211 donations
$4,612 to go
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