Monday, February 09, 2015

Day 40 of Feminist Joys: Doing Good

My friend Deepa is doing something awesome: in April, she will travel to Nepal to spend a week volunteering with nonprofits that rescue and rehabilitate sex workers, raise awareness about human trafficking, and help these women rebuild their lives and identities.

This is probably the one cause that speaks most to me. We need to stop letting people being enslaved, we need to treat all women, including sex workers, better.

You can donate to Deepa's program here, and her employer will match the funds she raises. I'm proud of my friend, and glad Google and Salesforce are supporting this.

There are many such nonprofits in India also. I tried volunteering at one last year, but I couldn't continue to muster up the energy and time. But donating seems like the least I can do.

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