Spring 2020 at Her Future

COVID-19 Update India is in the midst of a strict, nationwide 40 Day lockdown.  This means you cannot leave your home without police permission, even to buy food.  Our families in the red light areas and slums live on daily wages: they did not have any food supplies before the lockdown, and they were going … Read more

Spring 2019 at Her Future

New Training Center in Nepal We are excited to announce a new joint project at a shelter outside Kathmandu.  Together with our friends at partners at ChoraChori, we are about to open a new goldsmithing training center for survivors.  This training will enable survivors to break the cycle of exploitation and abuse and become economically independent … Read more

Pain Won’t Be Her Only Story

Pain Won’t Be Her Only Story By Sarah Annay, Her Future Communications Director and creator of Vision for Empowerment workshops. We first started offering Vision for Empowerment workshops in 2015.  What started as an employment exploration project has turned into something even more empowering—a workshop that gives young women and girls a voice in Kolkata, through … Read more

Progress!

Progress! In the anti-trafficking field, we have a lot to celebrate.  When I first got involved in this issue 15 years ago, public awareness as well as government response were low to non-existent.  When I first told my friends I was starting an agency to fight human trafficking, most didn’t know what those words meant. “You … Read more

Why India and Nepal

Why India and Nepal? The latest report from the UN estimates that there are  over 40 million slaves in the world today.  40% of the world’s slavery is concentrated in South Asia.  This same region has the highest rates of child labor, child marriage and other severe problems affecting women and girls.   Why India?  India is caught between the developed and … Read more