UNODC showcases inspiring initiatives to fight human trafficking

Balmani - a young girl from the rural part of Jharkhand (a state with high numbers of human trafficking victims), who received livelihood training in housekeeping and is now able to support her mother's medical treatment.    Chandni - a 14 year old girl from Kishanganj, Bihar (another high source state for human trafficking), who narrowly escaped being sold to a 45 year old stranger for marriage. Jamila - a caregiver from a boys' shelter home in Calicut, Kerala who has learnt to view … [Read more...]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas CONVENTION 2011

Background PBD India: One of the initiatives created by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and India’s Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is to strengthen connections between India and its 25 million Diaspora. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, when translated from Hindi, the main official language of India, the phrase PBD means The Day for Overseas Indians. PBD is held every year (January 7-9) in India. Some of the major outcomes of PBD conventions relate to: 1.Formulation of the Overseas … [Read more...]

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