Anuradha Bhosale to Speak at Vanguard University!

Anti Child Labor and Women’s Rights Hero from India, Anuradha Bhosale, to Speak at Vanguard University 

Open to the public, renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in the Kolhapur district of India will speak Monday April 15th at 7:30 at Vanguard University Heath Building Room 100

Orange County CA – April 14, 2013: Anuradha Bhosale is a renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in the Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, India where more than 35,000 children are involved in daily labor for local industries.  A former child-laborer herself at the age of six, she has spent the past 20 years fighting for the prevention of child exploitation, sex trafficking, and female infanticide.


Ms. Bhosale will be sharing about her work with the mothers of child-slaves. Through literacy education for the mothers, she has discovered ways to keep children off the streets. This special event is open to everyone, and will be hosted on the Vanguard University campus in the Heath Building, Room 100 at 7:30pm.


Location:   55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Anuradha Bhosale is a highly cherished hero to thousands of impoverished children and their families.  Dr. Sunilkumar Lavate, Dean of Mahaveer College, Kolhapur has described Ms. Bhosale as the “Bandit Queen” of India’s Social Movement.


“We are excited for the Vanguard community members and students to hear Anuradha’s story and mission,” said Sandra Morgan, Vanguard’s Global Center for Women & Justice.


Noted peace and child labor reform activist, Arun Gandhi, grandson of M.K. Gandhi and founder of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute has called Anuradha Bhosale “a hero to thousands and a tireless champion against the evil twin sisters of child poverty and slavery.”


As founder of the WCRC (Women and Child Rights Campaign), Ms. Bhosale has educated, trained and empowered thousands of widowed, divorced and deprived women in the rural areas of India to stand up and fight for their rights as allowed by the Indian constitution. 52,000 of them now receive some $714,000 in monthly government pension checks they were previously unaware of being entitled to.

As founder of the AVANI organization, she has facilitated the rescue of 541 child laborers, provided 5,604 nomadic migrant children and school drop outs the right to health care and education, organized the construction of schools inside the brickyard labor camps and established a residential home for migrant children.


About Vanguard University & The Global Center for Women & Justice


Vanguard University is a private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Ranked one of the top Christian universities by The U.S. News & World Report.


The Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University is a faith-based organization that exists to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy, collaboration and hope.  The Center promotes gender reconciliation and the inherent dignity of all persons.

About Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

The Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, a 501c-3 charitable organization, has embarked on an ambitious multi-pronged program to help eradicate the scourge of poverty and human degradation. “Poverty is the worst form of violence,” M.K. Gandhi said. The priority of the GWEI is to rescue children from the poorest sections of Indian society, those who are the first to become victims of criminal gangs; the second priority is to build local institutions that serve as shelters and learning centers, where the rescued children will receive essential nutrition and education – nourishment for body, mind, and soul. Visit the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute website and blog at for further information or to place a donation.



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