We are excited to announce that SHE IS Clothing has joined the What Will You Do For Freedom? Campaign.
Give a donation of $35 or higher to the SHE IS for Freedom Fundraiser and they will send you one of their beautiful SHE IS CLOTHING T-shirts as a THANK YOU! Learn more.
You can start a fundraiser for freedom too! It can be as simple as collecting spare change. Organizing a bake sale. Riding your bike. Or hosting a movie night. The options are endless! Start your fundraiser today.
Last week, the "What Will You Do For Freedom?" campaign launched! Till May 31st every dollar you raise will be matched. That means, if you raise $150, you provide the $300 needed to send a Dalit child to school for a year! Learn more.
Do something for freedom this spring by helping a Dalit child go to school. There are 24,000 Dalit children attending our schools and many are not yet sponsored. It only takes $300 to pay for a child’s essential educational costs for a full year. Give today or start a fundraiser to unlock the door to freedom for Dalit children. Learn more.
Give before May 31st your donations will be matched, to double your impact!
Recent news articles have been exposing the dark and complex problem of child labour in India. Millions of children are caught up in exploitative work from domestic servitude to street begging. Many of these children come from poor Dalit backgrounds. Please click on the titles below for links to the full articles.
Millions of Children Walking the Financial Tightrope to Survive- This article looks at India's child street performers who miss the opportunity of going to school in order to provide income for their families.
Child labour: mineral make-up boom raises fears over ethical extraction- The Guardian exposes the child labour that is used in the creation of mineral make-up.
The task of protecting India's child cotton pickers- "Rada estimates she is 11 years old, but she can't be certain. She says she has been working in the Indian cotton fields for three years."
Child labourers Rescued- Recently, 125 children between 5 - 14 were rescued from hotels and leather manufacturing units in Mumbai.
Kala spent her childhood being sold as a bonded labourer to various men that her mother owed money to. Eventually she was sold into India’s horrific sex trade.
Then two years ago Kala was rescued by a local NGO. She was brought to our Tarika Center - a place of rehabilitation and restoration for victims of human trafficking and abuse. Since joining Tarika, Kala has been receiving counselling, learning to read and write, and developing new vocational skills.
It has not been an easy road for Kala, a lifetime of abuse has made it difficult for her to trust people. When she first came to Tarika center Kala was suspicious of everyone and refused to participate in any activities. But the love, unconditional acceptance, and counselling Kala is receiving at the center is helping her heal from her past.
Today, Kala gets excited about learning new skills and participates in all the center’s activities. She still has a long journey a head of her, but slowly Kala is learning to trust again.