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TEDx Talk: An Army of Good Fathers

How do we end violence against women and girls, and how do we make allies out of men and boys? To learn more about what My Choices Foundation is doing to include men and boys in the army fighting to end violence against women and girls, watch Elca’s TEDxHyderabad talk.

Understanding Child Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation in West Bengal, India

22 March 2021  |  My Choices Foundation

Gaps in knowledge and risk perception on the child trafficking (CT) and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) are among some of the key drivers for the continued exploitation of children in West Bengal, India, a new study shows.  The study, “Understanding Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in West Bengal India”, was […]

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Sarita’s walk towards freedom

15 March 2021  |  My Choices Foundation

Sarita was married at 21. She didn’t know that her husband was an alcoholic when they got married. 11 years have passed with sleepless nights, broken bones and dried tears because of high levels of violence, harassment and abuse. When she was pregnant, she was badly beaten up by her husband and in-laws. Her mobile […]

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My Choices Foundation holds media sensitisation workshop on anti-child trafficking in West Bengal

8 March 2021  |  My Choices Foundation

In an initiative to enable media to capture anti-child trafficking issues and pave the way to prevent child trafficking, My Choices Foundation conducted a one-day media sensitisation workshop at Birbhum, West Bengal on 8 March 2021.  Lieutenant Dr. Hemanta Saha, Professor of Botany at Vidhya Sagar College in Birbhum inaugurated the programme and spoke on […]

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Survivor’s guide to getting through Valentine’s Day

12 February 2021  |  My Choices Foundation

Valentine’s Day tends to trigger survivors of violence and abuse. Flowers and chocolates – a staple of Valentine’s Day as well as an apology gift – reminds survivors of the trauma they had been subjected to by their abuser.  While the road to recovery may not be a smooth sailing boat, here are some things […]

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Love shouldn’t hurt: Valentine’s Day from the eyes of survivors of violence

8 February 2021  |  My Choices Foundation

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air. We may associate this day with love, affection, chocolates and flowers but it is not the same for everyone. Valentine’s Day can be a trigger for survivors of abuse and violence.  In the past, brands have tried to align themselves to market this day […]

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Orange the World: End Gender Based Violence

25 November 2020  |  My Choices Foundation

A 19-year-old woman was gang-raped by four men. Woman was beaten to death by her in-laws for dowry. 35-year-old woman was locked inside the toilet for over a year by her husband. Class 7 girl was raped and forced to marry.   These are only a few of the many heartbreaking incidents that happened in […]

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Shobha’s Decision For A Better Future

11 October 2020  |  My Choices Foundation

15-year old Shobha* loves to study and says, “It makes me so happy and a way for a better life”. She works hard to ace to her board exams now. Without your help, she would have resorted to prostitution out of desperation to support her family.  Born in a poor background, Shobha’s parents struggled hard […]

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Celebrating International Day Of The Girl: Make The Unheard Heard

11 October 2020  |  My Choices Foundation

On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate the strength and potential of girls across the world. This day is an opportunity to reinforce the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. My Choices Foundation stands with girls everywhere as they break stereotypes, push boundaries, lead […]

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Aarohi Finds Herself And Her Future

11 October 2020  |  My Choices Foundation

This drawing is an expression of a 17-year old girl, Aarohi at My Choices Foundation’s Safe Home. SCARED AND WITHDRAWN Aarohi* couldn’t bring herself to talk about what happened to her when our Safe home social worker met her. She was dressed as a boy and refused to identify herself as a girl due to […]

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