I recently came across this Tedx talk by Lisa Kristine, an international photographer with a humanitarian focus. Well worth a watch.
India and Saudi Arabia are dealing with a diplomatic dilemma. A woman who had been hired as a domestic helper for a Saudi family living in India ran away within her first week of work, reporting to an anti-trafficking organization that she had not been treated well and suspected that the other domestic helpers in the […]
There was a story from India in the news a couple weeks ago that I still haven’t been able to shake. Two cousins from the impoverished, “low-caste” Dalit community, aged 14 and 15, went outside in the evening to use the toilet. Indoor plumbing is still considered a luxury in many parts of the country, and it […]
I recently watched It’s a Girl, a documentary about gendercide in India and China. It opened my eyes to how issues of gender inequality – domestic violence, rape, gendercide, sex trafficking, and income inequality – all bleed into each other. Evan Grae Davis, the director of It’s a Girl, kindly agreed to an interview with […]
My dear friend Tara Teng, who currently holds the title of Ms. Canada, has started a letter writing campaign to Dalit children in India. In his book Dalit Freedom Now and Forever: The Epic Struggle for Dalit Emancipation, Joseph D’souza explains why the Dalit people are vulnerable to abuse, trafficking, and sexual exploitation: The root […]
“The sense that thousands and millions of children and young people are being sexually violated and that there’s this huge silence about it around me angers me.” -S.Krishnan My brother-in-law recently sent us the link to this fantastic TED talk by Sunitha Krishnan, a woman who passionately fights on behalf of sex trafficking victims in […]
Today I would like to highlight a wonderful business that is helping girls and women heal and overcome a life of forced prostitution. Freeset is located in Sonagacchi, which is the largest sex district in Kolkata, India. Within a few square miles more than 10,000 women stand in line, waiting for one of the thousands […]