Ajitson Justus


Protection in a Pandemic
Ajitson Justus Jan 15, 2021 5:00:00 AM

The Sundarbans are made of mangrove islands, separated by rivers that merge into the ocean. Known for the Bengal tiger, these mangroves are as beautiful as...

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The Anti-Trafficking Warrior Who Will Fight Against ‘Anything’
Ajitson Justus Dec 16, 2020 3:42:04 PM

“I love to meet the group because we learn different things,” says Sumona. “I also feel secure coming to the group. If anything happens, we can get help from...

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Screaming for Help
Ajitson Justus Apr 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Kumari* is 15 and studies in the 10th grade. She is part of a World Vision ‘Girl Power Group’ where she learned how to protect herself from abuse. She was...

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My Sister is Missing
Ajitson Justus Apr 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Jamila is the leader of the Jorna (Bengali for “waterfall”) Girl Power Group (GPG). The GPG meets every Sunday afternoon and they dutifully sign their names in...

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As Safe as a Girl Who Plays Football
Ajitson Justus Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Maya (center) back on the field

“They used to say in my village, that we should not play football (soccer) because it is a boy’s sport,” says Maya....

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Girl Power Groups Prevent Trafficking
Ajitson Justus Dec 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Dipa reflects out her window

Dipa is 17 years old - a tall, yet petite girl, very shy and soft-spoken. One day not so long ago, she was lost in the...

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This is Not a Place for Children
Ajitson Justus Aug 15, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Children are busy with their homework at the CFLRC

When you walk into Kolkata’s largest red-light area, you will end up in an open space with some...

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Girl Power Stops a Child Marriage
Ajitson Justus Mar 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

One of Basanti's Girl Power Groups

“As a neighbor, I saw the wedding related activities and got suspicious,” says Rojina, a 16-year-old from a village...

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Self Help Groups empower women living in Indian slum
Ajitson Justus Feb 15, 2017 2:42:12 PM

The women of various Self Help Groups

Dharavi is Asia's second largest slum. It is a very congested place with narrow lanes and hordes of people....

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