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ABOUT US

Since 2005 Her Future has been creating powerful and positive change in the lives of survivors of gender violence and girls at the highest risk. We break the cycle of poverty and exploitation, by providing education – and a full range of services that support education – to survivors and the most vulnerable girls in India and Nepal. 

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Education prevents exploitation.

We currently support the education of over 900 survivors and high-risk girls. This education empowers girls to choose their own career path. Many opt for social services, medical fields, law enforcement and other engaged work that allows them to give back.

End the cycle of slavery.

Child survivors of slavery and kids born into brothel communities are destined to grow up and repeat the cycle unless given an education to build a different kind of life.

Out of the 200+ girls who have gone through our education program and completed grade 10, not a single one has been trafficked into slavery or re-trafficked, even though their backgrounds make them extremely high risk.  

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THE FREEDOM SCHOOL

We are excited for our newest education partnership: The Freedom School. The school was founded by survivor-activist and author Anjali Tamang.

The building is currently under construction and will be opening in fall 2021 to provide education and prevent trafficking in Nuwakot, a region of Eastern Nepal with a severe child trafficking problem. The project will employ many survivors and will provide counseling and vocational training to parents to provide alternatives to sending daughters to the brothels of India. When complete, this project will educate 350 children.

Economic Independence

In order for survivors and high risk girls to remain free and independent, it is critical that they have a means to support themselves and be economically independent. 

Every girl has unique goals, dreams and abilities, so we don’t offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution to vocational training and employment.  Instead, we provide vocational counseling to help girls identify their career ambitions, and support vocational training and job placement in a large variety of professions, from computers, to jewelry making, cooking and catering, textile printing and sewing, to accounting and medical school. 

 

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Child is all it takes to create change
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SHELTER

It’s impossible to get an education if you are not safe. Her Future partners with local agencies to build, expand & maintain shelters for rescued girls, in centers in Red Light areas that enable families to stay together.

We support the ongoing needs of girls in these programs with: food, clothing, medical care and counseling.  Shelter is the crucial first step in the girls’ journey to recovery and freedom. Her Future has built an entire shelter in West Bengal and expanded four others. We also provide safe shelter from morning to late at night to 300 children in red light areas so they can remain safe and with their mothers.

Know the facts

In the red light areas of India, children live in one room in a brothel with their mothers, making them extremely vulnerable to abuse by their mother’s clients. 90% of girls and 70% of boys in Kolkata red light communities are sexually abused by the age of eight.

Solutions from within

Through our three Red Light Resource Centers, we provide shelter from morning to midnight to 300 children, allowing them to go to school rather than being trafficked alongside their mothers.

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