Empowering Discussions

From Journalist to Hero – Ruchira Gupta

There’s no telling how your career choices can lead you to be an agent of positive chane.

Ruchira Gupta was a journalist in Nepal in the 90’s when she learned about the human trafficking and sex slavery of young girls. Inspired to stop this inhumane practice she created a documentary focusing on the Nepalese girls who were sold into slavery, The Selling of Innocents. She continued working for change by cofounding Apne Aap Women Worldwide to empower women which teaches women and girls to “resist and end sex trafficking by organizing marginalized women and girls into small self-empowerment groups, where they work collectively to access their legal, social, economic, and political rights.”

Are you reaady for a change? Check out her inteview on Women Lead Nepal and be inspired. “When I want back to the brothels to show the selling of innocents, after the Emmy, the 22 women in prostitution who had told their stories in the documentary said they wanted my help to change their lives. They had four dreams: 1. A school for their daughters to save them from the same fate as themselves 2. A job in a office, where they could work fixed hours, nobody would beat them, where there was old age pension and 3. A room of their own: where nobody could walk in when they wanted, where they could sleep as long as they liked and where their children could play safely and 4. Justice -severe punishment of those who had brokered away their dreams by selling and buying them and those who failed to protect them from being trafficked or when they tried to escape.”…Continue reading at Womenleadnepal.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/inspiring-woman-leader-spotlight-ruchira-gupta/

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