A kick to empower, a goal to score and playful way to freedom was the motto in organizing the village level sensitization programme on Anti Human Trafficking in Gumla district of Jharkhand. The programme was organized by Shakti Vahini NGO in collaboration with the district administration, Police and the Child Welfare Committees. In this innovative way to empower the vulnerable girls, young participants from 14 blocks have assembled in the Kali Mandir Sports Ground of Palkot Block and united to combat this organized crime.
A rally which was headed by football team chanted the slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, gave a strong message of women empowerment in the district. Mr Rishi Kant, Shakti Vahini pressed upon the fact, in Jharkhand, 6 in 10 girls drop out of school and become child brides and thousands of girls are trafficked every year. Shakti Vahini has tried to put forward a step towards empowerment of girls by giving them the power to build their own lives through the medium of sports.
Gumla district of Jharkhand is one of the most prone to human trafficking and awareness is one of the major steps that should be taken in order to combat the crime of human trafficking. Shakti Vahini believes in involvement of youths especially young adolescent girls to present an exemplary on the issue. Mr Nityanand Mahto, from AHTU inaugurated the match, also highlighted the importance of education for a girl child. Mr Mahto also stated that, education and awareness is the solution to combat human trafficking in the district.
According to the Jharkhand police website there are 189 kidnapping cases been registered in five years. However, the anti-trafficking NGOs believe that this figure is the tip of the iceberg. “There are numbers of cases which are not being reported because there is a major gap between the police and the community, the distance of the police stations and the community is also a major barrier. Hence the police should start community policing programme in collaboration with the NGOs,” said the CWC Chairperson, Gumla.
The Player after the Match -Enjoying with a Tribal Dance
The Energy -Dedication and Hard Work