Apne Aap’s Covid Disaster Relief in India
FOR CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN RED-LIGHT AREAS, REFUGEE CAMPS AND MIGRANT SLUMS IN INDIA
OUR RELIEF GOAL:
Food Kits with dry ration for 100 meals per family
Computer and wifi for children
Essential medicines and sanitary pads
Oxygen, vaccination & hospital support
COVID RELIEF WITH CHOICE AND DIGNITY
Why donate to provide food & oxygen relief to excluded children and women during covid-19?
Victims of sex-trafficking and other vulnerable women are being pushed by pimps to:
- Take on violent gigs for online pornography;
- Depend on money lenders for loans against exorbitant interest;
- Succumb to indignity, brutality and discrimination by public health officials distributing food;
- Offer up their “infection-free” children for abuse.
Vulnerable women from red-light areas and slums face unique challenges:
- They have no documents, so they are not eligible for government benefits like food rations or transit housing.
- They have no “official” employer who will look after them during the Covid-19 crisis.
- They are at higher risk of infection as many jobs—like stripping, escorting, and massage work—require in-person gatherings and physical intimacy
12,439,674 Meals served
532,372 women and children fed
What people need now, more than ever is food.
While COVID-19 has been tough on everyone, it has been particularly disastrous for victims of sex-trafficking and their children, many of whom were already barely making ends meet. They have now lost all income in the last few weeks. More than 85 % report that they only have a few days of food/money on hand, and that housing is at risk. See findings and stories here.
1MillionMeals is, by far, the most relevant initiative for victims of sex-trafficking for now.
COVID-19 FOOD RELIEF
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Who is Apne Aap ?
Apne Aap Women Worldwide is an Indian grassroots organization working against sex-trafficking. It has supported more than 20,000 prostituted and at-risk girls, women and their family members since its foundation in 2002, by journalist, Ruchira Gupta and 22 women in prostitution. Apne Aap means self-action in Hindi. It has official consultative status with the United Nations.
It enrolls children of prostituted women into school, and helps women exit prostitution by getting government IDs, accessing welfare like food, housing and health care and filing cases against traffickers. Its work in India is in the red-light districts of Sonagachchi and Munshiganj in West Bengal and among nomadic group labelled as criminal tribes under British colonialism in Delhi and Bihar.
Apne Aap USA educates and advocates for better laws and, policies in the United Nations, other international organizations, and governments. It partners with universities and high schools to provide research, policy recommendations, mentorship, educational courses, and media tools to change global consciousness on sex-trafficking. It supports the grassroots work of Apne Aap India. It has official consultative status with the United Nations. Apne Aap means self-action in Hindi.
Apne Aap is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students To learn more, visit www.apneaap.org
EMERGENCY FOOD RESPONSE
What's the evidence base on food?
Over 165 studies have shown impact of food distribution across a range of outcomes. Learn more on our research page.