NFSJ Café No. 14
“Through a Legal Lens:
The Case of Prajwala, an Anti-Trafficking Organization in India”
◆Speaker: Saloni Lakhia
◆Date & Time: Friday, December 21, 2018
◆Place：Musashino Place 3rd Floor “Space E”
2-3-18, Kyonancho, Musashino, Tokyo
(1 min. walk from JR Musashi-sakai station)
India’s journey against all forms of exploitation including Human Trafficking has been long arduous but substantial. Right from creating powerful laws to building social institutions and empowering the culture – India has had its successes and failure.
It took a dedicated and committed woman like Sunitha Krishnan who herself is a sexual assault survivor, to dwell into the deeper and finer aspects of the implementation of the law, policies, schemes, and procedures and show a mirror to the society.
Come learn how one woman fought a rigid system through her organization Prajwala to create enabling procedures through legal activism. We shall discuss the organization’s work and use their court case as an example to understand how they created a ripple effect of change across the Nation.
◆The event will be conducted in English.
◆Sponsored by: Not For Sale Japan
◆About the speaker:
Saloni Lakhia is a Rotary Peace Fellow and an MA candidate in Public Policy and Social Research at the International Christian University, Tokyo. She holds a Bachelor’s in Law from Government Law College, India.
She has worked with many nonprofit and state government institutions in India helping create gender-specific policies and legal reforms as well as written socio-legal handbooks focusing on crimes against women and children. Primarily, her work has been focused on securing protection and rehabilitation for survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence in Maharashtra.
When not working, she spends her time as a freelance literary and content editor, with published books from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House India.
(NFSJ Cafe is a casual learning opportunity on a topic related to human trafficking with a guest speaker. Coffee, tea, and snack will be served.)
◆Event Flyer Download 20181221 NFSJ Cafe No.14 Flyer (E)