Many regions — Bangladesh, Nepal, India
Preventing human trafficking in rural areas
A global approach to tackle this crisis
Area — Special projects
Beneficiaries — 4000 bénéficiaires - girls, boys and women
Mumbai Smiles’ work with victims of human trafficking in the megacity of Mumbai has highlighted the fact that many of them come from other regions in India and neighbouring countries. Therefore, the current project focuses its efforts in three of these regions: West Bengal, Nepal and Bangladesh with the objectives of preventing human trafficking directly at the source. The project aims to empower girls, boys and women in the local communities and to generate capacity and resources so that they can improve their own lives without having to go elsewhere. To do this, Mumbai Smiles works with three local partners who have a long history of implementing programs to end human trafficking. They are Goran Bose Gram Bikash Kendra in West Bengal, CHHORI in Nepal and AGROGOTHI SANGSTHA in Bangladesh.
Give a Hand and Mumbai Smiles Foundation Partnership
Mumbai Smiles has been working in partnership with Give a Hand since 2013. Our organization is proud to have supported over the years various programs and skills development, support and social art projects aimed at the most vulnerable communities in the megacity of Mumbai. We already see the synergy possibilities that will emerge from these new collaborations.
Mumbai Smiles was born out of the passion and love of Jaume Sanllorente, a Spanish journalist for the poorest communities in Mumbai, India. Offering psychological support, art and music therapy, or income-generating activities allows girls and women who are too often the target of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in India, to be accompanied, supported and rehabilitated through the work of the organization.
Human trafficking is an unacceptable form of slavery. Only in Mumbai more than 400,000 women suffer from trafficking and sexual exploitation. We say stop to violation of human rights. Jaume Sanllorente
Mumbai Smiles was born out of Jaume Sanllorente’ s passion and love for the poorest communities in Mumbai. Offering psychological support, therapy through art and music, and income-generating activities allows girls and women who are too often the target of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in India, to be accompanied, supported, and rehabilitated through the work of Mumbai Smiles.