Human trafficking is a labour issue, says Bandana Pattanaik

Human trafficking is a labour issue, says Bandana Pattanaik

SOURCE : Posted by Guardian on Youtube

Women who travel from Bangladesh, India and Nepal for domestic work in the Middle East are vulnerable to mistreatment, says Bandana Pattanaik, international co-ordinator of Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, which comprises more than 100 NGOs. The alliance aims to protect women by providing safer routes of travel and bolstering employment rights – many female migrant workers say they are underpaid, overworked and unprotected by law.



Pads4Girls: Help a Girl Stay in School

Pads4Girls: Help a Girl Stay in School

posted by LunapadsVideos on YOUTUBE

Women make use of dirty rags, bark, ash and mud instead of sanitary pads . Why is it that they don’t use the general sanitary napkins we all know of ?The reasons for this dire situation are a lack of awareness, availability, and affordability; not to mention issues that arise with disposal. All of these are coupled with the cultural taboo attached to menstruation in our country where menstruating women are considered to be ‘impure’.

Lets help women and girls come over this cultural taboo.



Posted by Al Jazeera on Youtube

There was a time she had to hide her identity to pursue schooling, but she is now not only looked up to by the sex workers she fights for but is also respected by the common public and the government. Today, she proudly calls herself the “daughter of a brothel”.

Naseema, 28, a social activist from Muzaffarpur’s red-light area — Chaturbhuj Sthan — fought with pimps, police and clerics to convince them that concerted development and special programmes, not “ineffective” government rehabilitation, was the solution to prostitution. Now 50 other girls have quit their profession to join in Naseema’s pursuit.

Their main job is to bring dignity to this oldest human profession. They have started a non government organization called ‘Parcham‘ for their united fight. And to voice their sufferings and concerns they publish India‘s only fully handwritten monthly magazine ‘Jugnu‘ which has found subscribers all over the world. This is a unique magazine published by sex workers.

This film revolves around these girls and their activities. Their personal trauma and redemption. Their rescue of trafficked girls, sending them back home, negotiating with parents when they do not want their child back because of their tainted image, saving the red light districts when villagers with the help of local government tried to eliminate them by setting entire area on fire.

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