46 Women to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

A New Year's Resolution to Raise Awareness. Very cool! 46 Women to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day — The Freedom Climb, an initiative of Operation Mobilization (OM), is raising awareness and funds to combat oppression, slavery, exploitation, and global trafficking. This event is symbolic of the challenging climb that victims face while […]

Anuradha Bhosale rescues child laborers and rehabilitates them

Jeevaba Nana Park, where the Avani residential home is located is 7 kilometers from Kolhapur city. Avani is working on the prevention of the many aspects of child exploitation. With scarcity of infrastructure and help of local donors is trying to support children from the deprived classes. The children are provided food, clothes, shelter, proper […]

Protect Children During Super Bowl!

Earlier this year we blogged about the darkest side of the Super Bowl: in recent years it (and other major sports events) has been invaded by human traffickers. They're attracted by the large profits to be made in peddling prostitutes, including girls as young as 13, in the shadows of the nation's most high-profile sporting […]

5 Million Child Labourers in India

Nearly 5 million children are still engaged as laborers across the country, Indian Labor Minister Mallikarjun Kharge informed the government yesterday.  The Labor Minister, made it clear that the number of child laborers in the country was declining, however. “As per Census 2001, there were 5 million working children in the country in the age […]

Declan Galbraith sings ‘Tell Me Why’

Declan John Galbraith (born 19 December 1991, Hoo St Werburgh, Kent) is an English singer. He is best known for his 2002 hit single, "Tell Me Why", which peaked at #29 in the UK Singles Chart. Enjoy his heartfelt message of hope for all victimized children.His first self-titled album, Declan, with Irish traditional songs and […]

Child labour probed in Nestle cocoa fields

Source:  The Hindu The world's biggest food company, Nestle SA, says it will work with a non-profit group to investigate child labour on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast that supply its factories. Little has changed in the decade since the Swiss company and other major chocolate makers signed a U.S.-brokered international agreement in September 2001 […]

In Palm Springs Arun Gandhi Spreads Message of Peace

Source: Catalyst House Blog | Photo Credit: Wade Nomura        P reaching the message of peace and nonviolence at the recent Peace Conference in Palm Spring, California, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi said, "Over the years we have been feeding the wrong wolf in us, and so we have seen this escalation of violence." The conference was […]

Gandhi Spoke at Montessori London 1931

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." —  Mohandas Gandhi Dr. Maria Montessori met Mahatma Gandhi in the beginning of October, 1931 in London. Then on October 28, 1931 Gandhi spoke at the […]

Arun Gandhi to speak in Palm Springs CA

Attend the Palm Springs Rotary Peace Conference. Listen and participate in topics on Peace through Education. Hear the words of Arun Gandhi, Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee and Rotary Peace Fellows.  "Peace Through Education Is Possible" – Rotary Peace Conference  PALM SPRINGS, CA – Peace is Possible, and on November 13, 2011 Rotarians and peacemakers […]

Human Trafficking on the rise in India

Source: Bachpan Bachao Andolan "Human Trafficking on a rise in India, no data on crime available," says the latest data released last week by India's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).  "The offenses pertaining to kidnapping and abduction of children, procurement of minor girls, buying or selling of girls for prostitution has gone up by as much as […]

Arun Gandhi speaks to Hatboro-Horsham High School students

Peace activist Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, came to Hatboro-Horsham High School to teach students about nonviolence and to talk about the two years he lived with his grandfather. He spoke to students in assemblies and small groups Tuesday. “I just hope it makes students a little more reflective,” high school enrichment teacher Kim […]

53 child labourers rescued in New Delhi

53 child labourers rescued from north-west Delhi, 7 arrested Source: Bachpan Bachao Andolan 4th Oct, 2011 New Delhi: On the heals of India Action Week, 53 child labourers were rescued in simultaneous raids conducted in two areas of Sultanpuri and Mangolpuri police stations of North West district of Delhi. At least 7 employers are apprehended presently. […]

Philip Morris Tobacco Farms Using Forced Child Labor

Posted by Byard Duncan at AlterNet There are a million reasons not to smoke cigarettes. Today, a Human Rights Watch report offers you yet another. The report, titled “Hellish Work: Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan,” documents a series of abuses by farmers under contract with the tobacco giant Philip Morris. They include the […]

Bapu’s Birthday sees Prep for Gandhi Center Expansion

Scott's video below shows the work that was taking place to prepare for the next phase of development of the first (of many!) Gandhi Center for Learning. This is a moderately large video file size and is 5-1/2 minutes long. It is best viewed after it downloads completely to your monitor. Guest Post from photo-journalist and […]

Gandhiji Birthday Observed Globally

Non-violence and peace are all best exemplified with one name – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi. Today is the 141st birthday of one of the world's most notable peace-keepers: Mohandas Gandhi. Countless observances and gatherings are celebrating the birth anniversary of Gandhiji around the world. Residing in the minds of millions, […]