#AbSamjautaNahin to end sex trafficking
In a historic gathering of sorts celebs, social workers and women got together to end the sex trafficking. 250 key voices in the global movement to abolish prostitution gathered for a World Congress against the Sexual Exploitation of women and girls in New Delhi.
The Congress organized by Apne Aap Women Worldwide, the Indian anti-trafficking NGO and CAP International, and has representatives from 5 continents and 30 countries. The Congress is held in partnership with the All India Dalit MahilaAdhikarManch. “The Congress seeks to highlight the vulnerability of the last girl-who is the most vulnerable of all human beings to prostitution because she is a poor, female, teenager, low-caste in India, Black in USA, Indigenous in Australia and Canada, of a minority religion or ethnicity, perhaps a refugee in Africa and Europe, and is therefore preyed upon by traffickers.
We are hosting this Congress at a time when a new Trafficking Bill is going to be introduced in Parliament.This Bill needs to address sexual exploitation and prostitution and have provisions for the prevention of trafficking through budget allocations for investment in the food, clothing, housing and education of at risk girls. It needs measures for ending impunity of traffickers and sex-buyers. It must do away the with Section of 8 of the ITPA, that criminalizes women for soliciting in a public place. This is in keeping with the UN Protocol and Nordic laws, which are now considered a Best Practice in the World” said Founder of Apne Aap, Ruchira Gupta.
UNFPA and Apne Aap Goodwill ambassador Ashley Judd said: “ World is a hostile and violent toward women; as a survivor and with my sisters, it takes courage to fight it.”
Women deserve to live the life they want and often are exploited and #AbSamjautaNahin plans on empowering women and freeing them from the shackles of prostitution.