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Kranti empowers Girls from Red Light Districts to becomes agents of social change.

  • Advancing Adolescent Girls Rights

  • Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Trafficking Survivors

  • Ending Violence against Girls and Women

  • Advancing Social and Emotional Learning

  • Creating Leaders of Social Change

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Robin Chaurasiya - Kranti: Uplifting the Daughters of Mumbai's Sex Workers - BatGap Interview
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BuddhaAtTheGasPump

Robin Chaurasiya - Kranti: Uplifting the Daughters of Mumbai's Sex Workers - BatGap Interview

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Batgap/posts/4009545135937923/ Also see https://batgap.com/robin-chaurasiya/ Robin was born and raised in the US with a very religious and schizophrenic mother as well as a violent and atheist father. At 14, Robin started volunteering with various non-profits organizations and traveling the world, two lifelong passions which led her to work with dozens of NGOs and travel nearly 100 countries. After spending several years in the US Air Force, Robin was kicked out for being lesbian which led to her new life as an activist. At 24, she started Kranti, an NGO that empowers survivors of trafficking and daughters of sex workers from Mumbai's red-light areas, where she lived and worked for a decade. In 2020, Robin moved to a mud hut at 13K feet in the Himalayas without any water, electricity or toilet. For over a year, she wasn't online, didn't read any book and didn't speak with anyone. In July 2021, she started working part time from the mountains and became a certified BatGap addict. She returned to civilization in August, 2022 and will return to the mountains (temporarily) in January, 2023! Kranti: https://kranti-india.org Donating to Kranti: savethechild.org (Tax exempt for US donors.): https://donate.savethechild.org/campaign/the-kranti-fund/c383881 Milaap: Help the Survivors of Trafficking (India-based, doesn't deduct fee. Not tax exempt for US donors.): https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-survivors-of-trafficking Donating to Happy Feet Home (hospice for terminally ill children): https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-happyfeethome PDF with more info about Robin, her upcoming book, and Kranti: https://batgap.com/documents/RobinBio&BookInfo.pdf
In Her Shoes: India | Short Film
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Matador Network

In Her Shoes: India | Short Film

Rani is a 17-year-old in Mumbai. Like most girls her age, she likes Instagram, boys and good food. But Rani is also the daughter of a sex worker, and she grew up hearing, “a whore’s daughter can only be a whore.” Follow filmmakers Doree Simon and Caz Tanner Film as they explore women’s empowerment efforts around the world in a new original series, In Her Shoes. Episode one features a-day-in-the-life of Rani — who is transcending her circumstances and helping her community along the way. "In Her Shoes: India" is a Webby Award Winner in the Diversity & Inclusion Video category. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. DOWNLOAD OUR APP APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travelstoke/id983733875?mt=8 ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.matadornetwork.travelstoke&hl=en MORE FROM MATADOR NETWORK WEB: http://matadornetwork.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/matadornetwork/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/MATADORnetwork FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/matadornetwork ABOUT MATADOR NETWORK MatadorNetwork.com and its social channels are the #1 digital destination for affluent millennial travelers and adventurers. With over 9 million monthly uniques and millions of social followers, we are the world's leading independent travel media outlet. ABOUT MATADOR MEDIA HOUSE MATADOR MEDIA HOUSE specializes in ideating, producing and distributing the most engaging branded video content on the Web. We work with some of the most talented filmmakers in the world to create broadcast quality video content for use across digital, social or broadcast. WEB: http://matadormediahouse.com/ TRAVEL | ADVENTURE | TRAVEL CULTURE | #TRAVELSTOKE #travel #shortfilm #india
Empowering girls in red-light areas for social good | Robin Chaurasiya, India | Global Teacher Prize
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Global Teacher Prize

Empowering girls in red-light areas for social good | Robin Chaurasiya, India | Global Teacher Prize

Robin helped organise a successful campaign to change US armed forces policy after being forced to leave her position as an Air Force officer because of her sexuality. The experience inspired her to go into teaching and to found an NGO in India called Kranti. Kranti (‘Revolution’ in Hindi) empowers marginalised girls in Mumbai’s red light district to become agents of social change. Robin’s students, the Krantikaries (‘Revolutionaries’), are aged 12-20 and include victims of trafficking and daughters of sex workers. The school is truly diverse with different ages, literacy levels, languages, ethnicities, religions, castes and abilities. With Robin’s help, the Krantikaries develop into peer teachers and community leaders. The curriculum includes creative thinking, yoga, meditation, writing, geography and music and is supplemented by evening classes in English, ICT, theatre and health education. At weekends, the girls watch films, visit exhibitions and complete mandatory voluntary work for an NGO of their choice. Robin has formalised a social justice curriculum at Kranti covering key issues that affect the girls’ lives which they use to design and implement projects. In 2013, they convinced an MP to help them register sex workers to vote. They have led workshops for more than 100,000 people and delivered 11 TEDx talks around the world. They toured a play they wrote about their experiences across the USA, performing at the headquarters of Facebook and Google. Together, we are strongest when we stand united, and loudest when we speak together. By talking about education, you can help ensure the world doesn't forget the United Nation's sustainable development goal promising every child a good education by 2030. Watch, subscribe, start talking education - it matters. #TeachersMatter ✨www.instagram.com/teacherprize ✨www.facebook.com/teacherprize ✨www.twitter.com/teacherprize ✨www.twitter.com/varkeyfdn

Meet The Creators of the Kranti Movement

About

We are girls born and raised in Kamathipura, Asia's infamous red-light area.

We are daughters of sex workers.

We are survivors of trafficking.

We are young women, ages 13-23,

with the potential to change the world.

Meet The Krantikaris

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