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Achievements

Some of Guria’s key achievements are highlighted as follows:

  • Rescued 2023 persons from slavery including commercial sexual exploitation and bonded labour.
  • Guria has been nominated as the member of the Central Nodal Agency to combat trafficking – Govt. of India, Standing Committee on combating trafficking in women & children for sexual exploitation – Govt. of India, State Advisory Board- Govt. of UP on effective implementation, evaluation, advice on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, inter-ministerial committee - the govt. of India for preparing a comprehensive legislation on various aspects of Human Trafficking and also regularly invited for suggestions for the Hon’ble Juvenile Justice Committee, Allahabad High Court.
  • Uttar Pradesh government has nominated Guria to support in the execution of operation smile (regarding Rescue and Restoration of children) being lead by DWCD and home dept.
  • Sensitized Judiciary (11 states judges and bar associations), Police, Bar Associations through National Legal Services Authority of India, NIPCCD to ensure rule of the law (Strengthening Democracy)
  • Guria provided suggestions to the parliament standing committee on the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Amendment Bill 2006, Child Policy 2011 and The Protection of Children from sexual Offences Bill, 2011
  • Involved and garnered support from U.N. Economic and Social Council Report on Human Rights Defenders 2006, Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeals(Hong Kong),FRONTLINE(Ireland), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, UN Rapporteurs on Trafficking and sale of Children and UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Geneva.
  • Guria was a Resource person for the UN Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking (GIFT) programme launched by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)and Govt.of Indiain New Delhi and at the Liberal International conference in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 11 members of U.S.Congress and State Department delegation visited Guria to discuss Guria’s work and share learning on human trafficking.
  • Member in two enquiry committees set up by National Commission for Women for probing women/girls being trafficked for prostitution
  • Guria is currently supporting the education of over 350 children, of which 180 have been admitted to formal schools - total children supported now over 1190.
  • Organizing a landmark sensitization meetings of over 25,000 women every year; many from villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh and vulnerable trafficking source areas uniting against crimes of child prostitution, rape and sex trafficking; 200 victims and their families attended and presented their cases.
  • 800 km Varanasi to Nithari Padyatra - Longest foot march against trafficking. We also involved victim families who had lost their children and they were part of our report on missing children in eastern UP.
  • Created India’s first ever cultural group of 30 women in prostitution who perform traditional music and dance as a means of rehabilitation and awareness. They have performed in prestigious venues across India.
  • Guria also supports volunteers from Princeton University, Smith College as well as other US programmes including Alliance for Global Education, Where There be Dragons, Leap Now, Carpedium and has built collaborations with Cambridge University and School of Oriental & African Studies (London).
  • Gained support of famous film personalities like Shabana Azmi, Anand Patwardhan, Late Kaifi Azmi, Shaukat Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt, Tanuja Chandra, sayeed mirza,G.R. Khairnar..
  • Campaign against trafficking through film Umraojaan. Since the film was devoted to girl child & trafficking the producer Mr J.P. Dutta invited Guria at the release of the film and offered the donations to Guria which would be collected by auctioning the costumes of Aishwarya Rai (Miss world)etc
  • 120 children have adopted alternative source of livelihood outside the red-light area