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PassBlue article: Prostitution: A Word That UN Women Does Not Want to Hear

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 31, 2015
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The United Nations organization tasked with advancing the status of women worldwide refrains from using the word “prostitution” in its policy work and instead prefers “sex worker.”


Read the article in PassBlue.

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Justice for Women Lecture Interview with Ruchira Gupta

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 18, 2015
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Ruchira Gupta will deliver the University of Maine School of Law’s fourth annual Justice for Women Lecture on March 19, 2015. Watch her interview on 207|Maine News

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Interview with Ruchira Gupta in Women LEAD

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 5, 2015
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Leader Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Apne Aap, speaks about her fight for girls’ rights and against sex trafficking.

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Apne Aap News Bulletin – February 2014

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 16, 2014
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New York Times: Donor Direct Action in India

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 20, 2014
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Donor Direct Action (DDA) founder Jessica Neuwirth, Steering Committee Chair, Gloria Steinem, and a group of Donor Direct Action supporters joined Ruchira Gupta, the founder of DDA front-line organization Apne Aap to visit India to learn more about the work of Apne Ape…

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The Pioneer article: Raise the Bar

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 13, 2014
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Energy and excitement around One Billion Rising – the growing global women’s movement.


Read the article in The Pioneer.

The Telegraph article: Journey of discovery for donors

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 30, 2014
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Donor Direct Action founder Jessica Neuwirth and Gloria Steinem are in India this week with a group of Donor Direct Action supporters to learn more about the work of Apne Aap… Read the article in The Telegraph detailing their visit.

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Violence against women severe now: Gloria Steinem

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 28, 2014
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The world is facing “great crisis” because of “severe” violence against women, said American feminist and social activist Gloria Steinem.

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Gone to Work in Mumbai

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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Ruchira Gupta stumbled on the subject while walking the hills of Nepal in 1994. “Many villages had no women between age 15 and 45,” she recalls. “I started inquiring. The answer was always the same: ‘They have gone to work in Mumbai.’”

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Apne Aap Celebrates Indian Independence Day

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 15, 2012
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Independence day is a holiday commemorating India’s independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation.

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“Learning Tour” in Calcutta Battles Sex Trafficking

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 10, 2012
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Gloria Steinem and Ruchira Gupta joined forces with the NoVo Foundation, to teach about sexual exploitation and ways to end it.

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Rally in Araria, Bihar demands security for women

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 9, 2012
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Apne Aap organized a rally to ask the Bihar government to stop crimes against women.