True to our Soroptimist mission and goals and the theme of FSDL90: Empowerment, the FSDL90 event will support a project that will help to empower women and girls. The project School for Justice has been selected and if FSDL90 manages to stay out of the red, any funds raised will be donated to this project. We expect to be able to make a generous donation. To this end, you can make an extra donation for School for Justice during registration. Please give generously.
About School for Justice - www.schoolforjustice.com
India has the most underage sex workers in the world with an estimated 1.2 million children working in brothels against their will. Yet, in 2015 there were only 55 cases that led to convictions in the whole of India. The fact that the perpetrators are not punished is what’s allowing – and will keep allowing – underage prostitution to happen.
The School for Justice was founded to break this cycle. It is an institution where girls rescued from child prostitution will be educated to become lawyers and prosecutors with the power to prosecute the criminals who once owned them. It is more than a physical school; it’s an entire programme, which collaborates with one of the best law universities in India to guarantee a first-rate education and the opportunity to become successful lawyers.
The Dutch Union supports School for Justice through the NGO Free a Girl - www.freeagirl.nl. In the first year of this cooperation over € 100,000 was raised.
FSDL90 thanks her sponsors! Their generous contribution will help us to support School for Justice.