Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Immunity for those fighting slavery

Today my doctor told me I need to have a surgery on my ear. As I sit back and mull about this...I realize this is one of the many irreversible prices I have to pay for being a activist fighting sex trafficking.
Years back goons beat me up damaging an ear...many years later I continue to face the aftermath of it in the form of partial deafness and a second surgery on the same ear.
Sometimes I wonder why there are only so few people who actually fight this form of modern day slavery...maybe one reason is the absolute lack of safety provided either by the state or the civil society.
Can we truly create a counter culture in this kind of hostile environment...my clan is more or less a extinct species...how can we save this clan...should we atleast not talk about it...before we are clubbed with rhinos or hippos.

19 comments:

  1. Hats off to the work you are doing Ma'am. I think the lack of education and support from the government authorities leads to such modern day slavery. If these are catered to, I think the issue would have been long gone.

    Please continue blogging and let people know about the issues. I will pass on the word about your work and I wish you good luck and great health.

    Sandesh

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  2. Sunitha, you have won the hearts and minds of everyone who was at your TED talk, and I, for one, want to help as much as I can in the fight. You are a hero. We love you.

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  3. your courage is awesome. keep blogging. we will spread the message around.

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  4. Dear Sundar,
    Your courage and compassion are amazing. Please keep up the blog. This is a great medium to let people know what is happening.
    You and all the people involved with human trafficking are in all my prayers.
    Ani Palmo

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  5. Dear Sunitha, I know that you said not to look at you in admiration but instead to see the women who have been trafficked in a new light. I still want to say thanks for the inspiration, and you have given me a new voice, with things to say to others which matter. I will fight alongside you, in my corner of the world.

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  6. This is it. I have the same question: why there are only so few people who actually fight this form of modern day slavery?
    I can only hope that our communication is improving via technology every day. The collective awareness is growing beyond borders and territories. Majority of us are not aware of the human trafficking epidemic but we will be spreading the news and calling for action.

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  7. Sunitha, I am a writer who has written for causes earlier. Could you use my pen for the aid of these little children? I could generate awareness, network groups, write for funding, schooling, employment and medical care, etc. Whatever my contribution it will be a tiny speck in the face of your heroism. You add value to our world, you shame us with your courage. Please post here if you would care to accept my offer.

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  8. dear anonymous friend,
    ofcourse your support is welcome.do write to me on my personal email id sunitha_2002@yahoo.com and we will take it from there.Sorry blogging is new thing for me so i had no clue about how to reply to a comment.Now I marginally skilled so this reply

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  9. MAM,
    I REALLY FELT VERY PROUD TO HAVE A PERSON LIKE U IN THIS STUPID SOCIETY N AMONG STUPID PERSONS...
    WHY I TOLD STUPID PERSONS BECOZ THESE PEOPLE R HEARTLESS MAM...NOT ONLY MEN..EVERYBODY..THEY WILL NOT GIVE IMPORTANCE TO THE FEELINGS RATHER THEY WANT ALL THEIR SATISFACTION...N THEIR NEED..AFTER ITS COMPLETION THEY WILL LEAVE U....AM THERE FOR U MAM...TO SUPPORT U IN ANYWAY IN NET...WILL SPREAD THIS NEWS N WILL TRY TO CREAT AWARENESS..I WILL BE HAPPY IF ATLEAST COULD SAVE ONE GAL...RATHER U SAVED 3OOO PLUS AS I HEARD IN UR SPEECH...IT WENT DEEP INTO MY HEART MAM....I PROMISE U WILL DO SOMETHING FOR THIS MAM.....THIS IS MY YAHOO I.D. MAM....ashwini_n_2020@yahoo.co.in do mail me..mam...am there for u n ur challenge as i heard in ur speech...may god bless u n all the people u saved and ur going to save n all the gals who r suffering tht worse pain....

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  11. God bless you Sunitha . You are an inspiration.

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  12. I saw you speaking in a video recently and I blogged about it too. My highest regards and best wishes to you.

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  13. I am a homemaker & read about child trafficking in Outlook or Week.I was aghast as I read that many relatives are involved.My deepest respect to all that you are doing & will continue to do against tremendous odds.

    I am just taken up writing & will spread the word around about the great work that you are doing.

    Take care .

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  14. You are a great inspiration, I felt my hairs stand when I was watching your TED video. It is a great quality to be able to inspire others through your relentless work, dedication, humanity and selflessness.

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  15. user is used to seeing the comment form and filling out information in general. Filling out the name and email wont take me much time, and if you really wanted to go ahead and type the comment first, you can do so, not really that big of a work around. I’m .
    study abroad

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  16. Dear Sunitha,

    My utter ignorance about your organization makes me feel real small. What you've been doing and are striving n struggling to do every day is absolutely wonderful. I'm in Cochin, I would love to help in any way. It would be an honor to do something to help a fellow human. meenakshin.menon@gmail.com that's where you can reach me.

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  17. respected mam
    myself nidhi 21yrs old and i want to join u
    i want to fight against all those cruel people who r exploiting girl child and womens
    pls make part of ur organisation

    nidhi
    (nisdhisharma1009@gmail.com)

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  18. I think we receive what we seed and this article has been the best representation of that, image what a hard situation is being totally deaf.

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  19. Rajesh Bothra was born in Mumbai 1968, in Marwari family from a Rajaldesar village in Rajasthan. When he was aged about 16. He decided to quit his further studies, because his ambition was to become an excellent businessman. After quitting his studies he decided to start his business. In Present days his Business is popular by brand name Mercury, which is sold and uses his product Worldwide by common people.

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