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Odanadi - United against Human Trafficking

By Sharda ten Hove on 24 January 2013

Odanadi is an India based NGO (Non Governmental Organization) aiming to combat trafficked and sexually exploited women and children. There are currently only in India 3 millions children exploited in the sex industry.

Their founders Mr. K.V.Stanley and Mr. M.L. Parashuram were government officials who came across women who were ignored and rejected because they were sex workers. This led them to give up their jobs and start Odanadi in 1984.
Since then the organization has grown worldwide carrying out our crucial work in the fields of rescue, rehabilitation and prevention.
Through fundraising and international awareness, they are working on increasing understanding about trafficking and its human costs.

Their aims are:
* To create a global movement to combat human trafficking, child exploitation and sexual violence.
* To rescue, protect and rehabilitate victims of trafficking and help them lead free, independent lives.
* To ensure that perpetrators of trafficking are brought to justice.
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There are various ways to support Odanadi, all help is needed and welcome.
You can donate, volunteer or help organize a Yoga Event.
Every year Odanadi is organizing a worldwide Yoga event under the name of YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK.
Visit the page to find out about a yoga event in your community or help organize one.

This year the event will be held on the 15th of March. You as an instructor or studio/school can participate and through your yoga practice help sexually exploited women and children.


Every child and women deserves a free life, you can help make a difference!

About the author


Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio

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