West Bengal – EASTERN INDIA
Several weeks ago, Ms. Sanju Singh, JVI lawyer, and Ms. Soma Di, Executive Director of Sudprava Panchshila Mahil Udyog Samity (SPMUS), joined forces to provide legal literacy training for nearly fifty women fighting human trafficking in their local communities in Murshidabad, and other districts of West Bengal. Many of these women, including some human trafficking survivors, discussed the challenges they face in their communities on issues of child marriage, child labor and sex trafficking. This program equipped these leaders and volunteers from local community networks with the necessary tools to help vulnerable children and women through available legal means. (See photo below)
Especially honored to attend this program and witness first-hand the important work being accomplished in Eastern India were Jeff Pankratz, JVI President, Russell Pope, JVI Board Chair, Denise Tomlinson, JVI Board Member, and Janice Pope, JVI Volunteer. (Please see photo below).
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