Nazma’s Story

  When she first came into the room, Nazma’s hair was oily and matted, her skin was fraught with marks from others and her eyes were tired. It was her first day of employment with the Aruna Project. For her, it was not a day of celebration. It was a day of evaluation. What dangers…

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Saphura’s Story

  Saphura has four children. She hardly seems old enough to be the mother of one. When we set out to establish the Aruna Project and the freedom business that would follow, we asked Saphura if she would like to help us make a video that would envision freedom for enslaved women like her. It…

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Fairoz’s Story

  Fairoz was born in a brothel, which ensured she would have little choice concerning the direction of her life. Her mother’s abuse was foresight into her own future – a future that, no matter how much she sought to avoid it, would inevitably come to pass. That is the definition of despair. “At my…

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