Wind of Freedom: No to human trafficking
Bringing back, hope and dignity for the victims
Area — Women's empowerment
Beneficiaries — 280 women
One of the biggest problems in this city of Mumbai is sexual exploitation and human trafficking, especially in the Kamathipura district where Mumbai Smiles has been working for the past 3 years. The proposed project for Give a Hand will offer psychological support to victims-girls and women. Access to adapted therapies through music and art, skills development programs, as well as access to a safe shelter. The trainings developed by the organization will focus on making textile crafts (cushions and bags), cosmetics or candles for sale to support the participants and the school programs of Mumbai Smiles. Over 280 women will participate in this important program against violence, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation
Partnership Give a Hand and Mumbai Smiles,
Give a Hand partnered with Mumbai Smiles in 2013, to initiate a Life Skills program for girls. This program was the first of a series that focuses on supporting at risk youth and children in communities where the organisation works. Give a Hand is thrilled to have supported over the years different programs and initiatives with Mumbai Smiles and we look forward in pursuing our partnership in years to come.
Mumbai Smiles is actively involved in the communities we serve, and we ensure full support for teenagers and children to counter sex and human trafficking.
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.