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.
Childhood should be a time to grow, learn, play and thrive in a safe environment. But an estimated 10 million children around the world don’t have that chance. They are forced to work into begging, selling drugs, work in the factories, quarries or brick kilns, and sold into sexual slavery amongst many others forms of […]
“We, My Choices Foundation, have always believed in leveraging technology to better people’s lives. The Traffik Analysis Hub brings together cutting-edge technology and a fantastic amount of technical knowledge and expertise. By joining forces with the TAHub, we aim to advance and sustain projects and tools across the anti-trafficking movement at country-level and global-level”, said […]
My Choices Foundation, in partnership with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and SEEFAR, has launched ‘Surokhito Gram Karyakrom’ (Safe Village Program in Bengali) to empower children, their families and their communities to end child trafficking (CT) and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in three districts – Birbhum, Bankura and Bardhaman – […]
My Choices Foundation organized a series of ‘Capacity building training programmes for domestic violence counsellors’ across five centres located in Shah Ali Banda, Golconda, Lakdikapul, Secunderabad in Hyderabad and Hunter Road in Warangal during last month. Led by Dr. Sukriti Kushwaha, Chief Psychologist and Director of Programs at Emancipation India Foundation, 10 counsellors and 4 […]
My Choices Foundation partners with Cycle for Good to mobilise people through the collective power of cycling and provide women and young girls with choices to live their lives free of violence, abuse, and exploitation. We encourage every cycling enthusiast to join the ride and support our journey to end gender-based violence and transform India […]
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 […]
“There are many NGOs working on women and girls’ issues, but I can’t recall any NGO that works with issues concerning boys. I feel the latter is very serious as well, one that calls for our attention, which is why I’m so happy to be part of this along with Aangan Trust and My Choices […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]