Wednesday, November 24, 2010

About Ruchira Gupta


Founder President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide in 2002

· Worked for 25 years for women’s and girls’ rights, especially the ending of their sex trafficking

· Worked in the United Nations in various capacities for over ten years in Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, Kosovo, USA, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and Iran

· Highlighted the link between trafficking and prostitution and to lobby with policy makers on shifting the blame from the victim to the perpetrator

· Testified in the United States Senate before the passage of Trafficking Victims Protection Act, 2000

· Lobbied with the United Nations during the formulations for the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

· Resulted in the first UN instrument to address demand in the context of trafficking in Article 9, of the Protocol

· Addressed the UN General Assembly twice on the subject

Engage CSR 2010

The SHAPATH team hosted an event at the SIC auditorium today which saw distinguished speakers share their insights on Human Trafficking and how to Combat it.

All guests were tied the SHAPATH band which is slowly becoming the symbol of the SHAPATH club.

The students of SCMHRD hosted a play on the theme of human trafficking which has been successfully played in many parts of Pune.

The event also saw the launch of the SHAPATH T-Shirt, the proceeds from which will be used for fund-raising activities.

We thank all present, all the speakers and above all people who feel for this cause.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spiritual Talk & Personal Hygiene Workshop

Students at a Beggar Home in Pune to talk about Spirituality and the importance of Personal Hygiene to residents. A fulfilling and humbling experience for all those who visited.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shapath Presents Awaaz

Awaaz, a voice against human trafficking is launched by Shapath as a new initiative as part of its awareness drive.

Awaaz is a pune city wide play competition on 8th January 2010.