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.’”
The Nepal Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public interest litigation filed by FWLD, Maiti Nepal, and Shakti Samuha, and ordered effective implementation of regulations that require cases such as human trafficking, rape, and abduction be heard through continuous hearings to ensure victims receive justice.
Sapana-Pradhan Malla is awarded by the Asia Foundation for her anti-trafficking work.
In Latvia, traditional roles for men and women are still very unequal.
These uplifting, poetic and soulful songs are about the strength and independence of women striving for freedom and empowerment.
Independence day is a holiday commemorating India’s independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation.
Gloria Steinem and Ruchira Gupta joined forces with the NoVo Foundation, to teach about sexual exploitation and ways to end it.
Apne Aap organized a rally to ask the Bihar government to stop crimes against women.
Ruchira Gupta describes the investigative journalism she did on the horrors of sex trafficking for her film, “The Selling of Innocents,” which led to the creation of Apne Aap.