Focus: Children and Youth, Education, Environment, Girl Child, Health, Anti-trafficking
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WHILE their peers share selfies on Facebook, teenagers Manjali, Nazia and Jaya keep their faces and identities hidden - from their traffickers. Support iPartner’s Every8Minutes campaign to help them live again.
ONE of iPartner’s pet battles is against child trafficking. Every eight minutes a child goes missing in India. And 40% of them are never found, some sold for the fraction of the price of a buffalo. The film on this page spells out the horror in more detail. The campaign was launched in 2014 to raise awareness and seek support from the government, NGOs and the public – like you – to put an end to the scourge. This year iPartner hope to raise Rs 8lakh to rescue and rehabilitate 100 children.
GIRLS trafficked from Bangladesh and Nepal often end up in the poverty-stricken hinterlands of neighbouring Bihar where Rahat work. In three years, over 50,000 have been prevented from being smuggled into India through border crossings. Rahat now protect about 1,000 girls who have returned to their homes to ensure they don’t go missing again, get sold by their families or are kidnapped by traffickers. Rahat require funds for IT skills classes for 60 of them @ Rs 7,000 per girl.
YOUNG Muslim girls from impoverished areas of Sambalpur, Odisha drop out of school due to early marriage and the prevailing bias against girls being educated. Patang support these women with an education and entrepreneurship programmes to equip them with the skills for sustainable livelihoods. Reinventing their identity as well as breaking stereotypes associated with the community, the women use their training in tailoring, crafts, weaving and local cuisine to lead independent lives.
We cannot imagine where these girls would be today had it not been for iPartner India’s support. It is a proud feeling to see the girls show courage and learn new things at college.
I am alive today because of the treatment and attention I received due to the support of iPartner India
I am so happy and proud that today I am one of the earning members in my family because of the training I received. I want to be financially independent before I get married.
- Bina Rani Founder & Chief Executive
- Sumedha Sharma Country Director
- Kulsoom Rashid Programmes & Partnerships
- Mary Khuvung Communications Manager
- Eshant Kumar Rajput Finance Manager
- Rajiv Admin & Finance Assistant