Addressing Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in India


Vital Voices invites you to join a discussion on
Addressing Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in India

  A look at the recent focus on sexual violence in India and why more attention needs to be paid to the human rights violations that occur daily.


Sunitha Krishnan
Co-Founder, Prajwala
Introduction by
Alyse Nelson
President & CEO, Vital Voices
Moderated by
Melysa Sperber
Director, Human Rights, Vital Voices

Thursday, February 21, 2013 

5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Vital Voices Global Partnership
1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC  20036

Street and Paid Parking Available

LIVE WEBCAST at 5:30pm

Based in Hyderabad, India, Sunitha Krishnan is the co-founder of Prajwala (Eternal Flame), a group that rescues women and children from brothels and provides quality education to the children of prostitutes. Sunitha has faced threats and attacks to rescue victims of sex trafficking, and Prajwala has rescued more than 4,636 women and children to date.  She works with the community to reach out with preventive education to vulnerable groups, to provide medical services to survivors, many of whom are HIV positive, and to operate an economic recovery program offering sustainable and viable livelihood options.

Special thanks to Human Symphony Foundation and Friends of Prajwala.
Sunitha Krishnan is being honored at the 2013 Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity on February 23, 2013 in Ashton, Maryland.

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