An international human rights non-profit headquartered in Cincinnati, Aruna frees, empowers, and employs sexually enslaved women in India. Once freed from the brothels, the women are trained as Artisans to produce a line of functional luxury Athleisure products. The sale of these products funds the holistic care each Artisan receives – a living wage; safe, transitional housing; healthcare; retirement savings; and counseling.
While sex trafficking is present in every country around the world, including here in the United States, we focus on India because Indian women are subject to exceptionally higher risk of being trafficked for sex due to poverty, gender inequality, violence, and lack of education. In fact, in the area in which we operate, there is an estimated 15,000 sex workers in 2-square miles.
Our primary ask right now is to donate for her freedom. But you can also shop for her freedom by purchasing products made by Aruna Artisans from our online store. And by participating in our Aruna Virtual Run, you can run for women still enslaved to set them free.
Visit ArunaProject.com to learn more about the cause.