Real happiness lies in celebrating the freedom of life every moment and if need be, fighting for it
“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is breath of life. What would a man pay for living?” These words by Mahatma Gandhi conveys the essence of our being. We either need to celebrate our freedom every moment or should fight for freedom in its absence.
Right from inception humans are endowed with the power of learning, which gets better with time, and are free to make mistakes, learn from them, improve our lives and empower others. When we are deprived of these fundamental rights, rebellion happens.
American Independence was result of such a rebellion. On July 4th in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by 12 colonies proclaiming the independence of a new United States of America from Great Britain and its King.
We celebrate our freedom everyday and show gratitude for what we have, but we should also be cognizant of the fact that someone like us is being victimized in some part of the world and freeing such victims is also our responsibility.
Sex Trafficking – most horrendous form of human rights violation
Sex trafficking is a grave violation of human rights and a form of violence against women and children. Sex trafficking is often referred to as modern-day slavery. Many countries have ratified various international conventions that create obligations to prohibit slavery and slavery-like practices.
A holistic human rights approach is critical to advance anti-trafficking policies that prevent trafficking, rescue victims and provide for reintegration and prosecute the traffickers. The objective of such an approach is to respect the human rights and dignity of all victims of trafficking, while working towards its eradication.
Dr. Sunitha Krishnan is a reformer as well as chief functionary and co-founder of Prajwala, an institution that assists trafficked women and girls find shelter and rebuild their lives. She is a lady who herself has a harrowing tale to tell, but instead picked it up and fought with this indifferent society to emerge a winner. Prajwala and Dr. Krishnan have successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including Perdita Huston International Human Rights Award by United Nation (2006) and Outstanding Women Award by National Commission for Women, India (2013).
Today, Dr. Krishnan is building an emergency shelter and rehabilitation center for survivors of sex trafficking. Prajwala and Dr. Krishnan have joined hands with Crowdera to raise half a million dollars for this noble cause of Securing Prajwala – an anti-trafficking intervention.
Crowdera is a highly curated crowdfunding platform that helps non-profits and social innovators ‘raise money free’.
Power of Crowd
Since the last 10 years, the phenomenon of leveraging the crowd for achieving personal and business goals has consistently been in the news. Crowdfunding is a simple phenomenon that allows an individual or organization to approach people who align with the fundraisers cause or mission.
Crowdera is proud to have built a crowdfunding platform that is taking on the challenge of making crowdfunding easy and free for non-profits and social innovators by providing features that will make outreach for corporate social responsibility dollars easy for non profits.