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Meetings with Victims' Families

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As part of its continued effort to raise awareness, Guria organized a meeting with victim families from five districts. These meetings have the dual objectives of putting the families in touch and becoming one cohesive, communicative group, and of discussing further updates in their respective cases.

Awareness Campaign through Cultural Program

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In Dullahpur region of Ghazipur district, Guria organized an awareness campaign through a cultural program that featured folk artists. These cultural programs are an important part of Guria’s work to create a community that supports each other in the villages.

Awareness Meetings in Villages on Indo-Nepal Border

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Because the Indo-Nepal border is so porus, the communities along the border are easily used as transit areas for traffickers. Villagers from Indian villages on the border may not be able to recognize trafficking when Nepali girls are trafficked and brought through their villages.  Guria works with communities along the border to spread awareness about trafficking so that incidents can be more easily recognized and reported.



Awareness Campaign in Indo-Nepal Border Schools

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Guria has organized an ongoing campaign in schools in Siddharthanagar and Maharajganj, two districts on the Indo-Nepal border. Guria selects schools near the border and organizes painting or sports competitions to make the children aware of trafficking so that they can spread the information back to their families.  The school campaign also serves to create a network between teachers from schools in these districts.





Sensitization Meetings with Media on the Indo-Nepal Border

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Once a trafficking crime is recognized it is crucial that the matter be understood and handled appropriately by the local authorities. To that effect, Guria conducts sensitization meetings with the Seema Souraksha Bal (the Indo/Nepal Border Police), Non-Governmental Organisations and Community-Based Organizations, the police, the media, and with lawyers. Pictured here is a meeting held with the media.




Sensitization Meetings on Indo-Nepal Border with NGOs, CBOs, and other Stakeholders

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Because the Indo-Nepal border is so porus, the communities along the border are easily used as transit areas for traffickers. Villagers from Indian villages on the border may not be able to recognize trafficking when Nepali girls are trafficked and brought through their villages.  Guria works with Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations and other stakeholders in communities along the border to spread awareness about trafficking so that incidents can be more easily recognized and reported.






Mau Center Girls visit Sarnath

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Guria took the girls of the Mau Non-Formal Education Centre to Sarnath, where they visited the Stupa, played in the park, saw the animals at the zoo and feasted on ice-cream!


Girls' Day Out!

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Guria took the older girls of the Varanasi Non-Formal Education Centre out for a fun excursion, complete with a movie and lunch at the mall.

Guria Boat School

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One of Guria's operations in Varanasi is the boat school, an after-school program base on Mansarovar Ghat. The children who attend are the children of boatmen. They are generally very poor and are thus easy targets for traffickers. The boat school is equipped with computers, whiteboards, a TV, books, games, and its trademark solar panel. Aboard the boat school the students find a place to get additional English classes, typing lessons, participate in arts and crafts, and other extracurricular activities run by Guria staff.