This project in rural India working in partnership with ChildLine will provide emergency rescue operations and aftercare for 250 at-risk women and girls sold into life as an enslaved sex worker. 'Snehalaya' meaning 'Home of Love' offers a safe exit point and full after care providing safe shelter; free legal/medical/psychiatric support, education and rehabilitative services ensuring sustained social change. Your donation gives an emergency safety net and long term support to women & girls.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
1 in 3 women live in poverty. In 2012, of the G20 countries, India was ranked the worst place to be a woman. In 2011, an estimated 3 million women were trafficked in India. Indian girls face many additional forms of violence, including child marriage, dowry deaths, female feticide, domestic violence, forced labour and rape. Girls can be the most powerful force for change on the planet, but they can't do it alone, they need us to listen.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will allow 250 sting rescue operations with all necessary aftercare to ensure change is possible for the most at risk women & girls working without protection of any kind in the sex trade. This project will allowing them to rise out of poverty and return to their communities with professions they have chosen and all legal paperwork, a clean bill of health & support for their families. Our girls often go on to become social workers and nurses thriving at helping women just like them
Potential Long Term Impact
Girls play crucial role in solving the most persistent development problems we face in the world today. Snehalaya 'Home of Love' enable 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, & their children. We ensure our beneficiaries safety, shelter, education, medical and legal aid, outreach support, peer mentoring & path finding reintegration.
Total Funding Received to Date: £61,423
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £9,316
Total Funding Goal: £70,739