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 taught three steps: she must scream, she must get away, and...

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 a register. “In case some girls don’t show up, we go to...

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. “But I learned that it is my right.”

Maya turns 18 this...

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 bustling city of Delhi. She was hurrying back to the home...

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 colorfully painted walls. The paintings have an elephant...

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 in Basanti. She knew Ajmira from school and was...

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. They compete with motor vehicles and push carts to get in...