Profile

Apne Aap Women Worldwide is a registered charitable trust in India. A grassroots Indian organization, we work to empower girls and women 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. Founded by twenty-two courageous women in prostitution, who had a vision for a world where no woman could be bought or sold, Apne Aap Women Worldwide is determined to make their vision a reality.

Our approach is to help the Last girl re-gain control of her destiny. The last girl is poor, female, low-caste, and a teenager. Additionally, she may be the daughter or sister of a prostituted woman or a victim of child marriage or domestic servitude. She is preyed on by traffickers because of her lack of choices and forms the "supply". Traffickers and Clients/Johns who buy and sell these girls form the "demand." Our approach simultaneously tackles both the "supply side" and the "demand side"of the sex trafficking industry from the grassroots to the tree tops.

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  • Apne App Founder Gives Lecture at UN

    [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif]We are so excited to announce that last week, Givology partner Apne Aap gave the Fourth Annual UNAI J Michael Adams Lecture at the UN. Founder Ruchira Gupta’s talk, entitled “Women Uniting Nations,” focused on the problem of violence against women, and its many forms—sexual abuse, child marriage, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and femicide, i.e. the killing of women simply because they are female.[/font] [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif]Ruchira Gupta went on to discuss certain promising large-scale trends in these areas. She referred to the Beijing Declaration, which made women’s rights human rights (in 1995), as well as the #metoo campaign, which has raised awareness about the problem. And in general, more countries are now embracing foreign policy positions that promote issues of concern to women.[/font] [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif]But much more remains to be done. She argued that violence at the global scale is li...

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