23 September, a day to defend

September 23: International Day Against Trafficking In January 1999, the World Conference of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Women’s Conference  in Dhaka, Bangladesh was [...]

Begum: when the solution turns into a nightmare

Begum: in search of solution  Begum is 34 years old, she is the youngest of 4 siblings, one boy and two girls, who lived with her parents in Satkhira district (Bangladesh). They married her when [...]

What is Human Trafficking?

What is Human Trafficking? September 23 is known as the International Day against Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children, a day to highlight and vindicate the intolerable [...]

HOLA-NAMASTE-HYALO-NAMASKARA

Namaste, hyalo, and namaskara mean “hello” in Hindi, Nepali, and Bengali. At Smiles from Bombay we have learned to say “hello” in these three languages ​​because we have [...]

Udaan Centre is Growing!

We have already been talking about the shelter that we have set up for women who are struggling to break the chains of human trafficking. The center is Udaan, which means to take flight. As [...]

Arya Will Have Better Life with Mumbai Smiles

Arya is 14 years old, lives with her mother and her two sisters, in a shelter home near Thane. So far her life has not been easy, her mother is sick with HIV. They earn their life y earning money [...]

Jyoti’s Determination Took Her a Long Way

Jyoti (Name changed) was living a very ordinary life with her 4 sisters and a brother in a small village near the city of Kolkata. Her parents were struggling to make ends meet and were finding [...]

COVID – 19 stories now and then – Sujata

Now onwards we will publish some COVID-19 stories which began during the pandemic and now moving towards a happy ending. The story of Sujata (name changed) is the first story of this series. [...]

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