March 22 – 30, 2018
Fighting gender discrimination and human trafficking with grassroots innovation
India—steeped in ancient wisdom, spiritual and inspiring, chaotic and disorienting. There is truly no way to fully describe India—one simply needs to experience it. Combine this magical, once in a lifetime journey while exploring the important challenges facing women, young girls and underprivileged children in India today. This rich and thought-provoking exploration will involve visits to cultural sights as well as engagement with a host of courageous change-makers, community leaders and small local non-profits working on the prevention of some of India’s greatest human rights challenges —gender discrimination, child marriage, and human trafficking. Journey through New Delhi, Udaipur (Rajasthan), then venture off the beaten path to the villages surrounding Kolhapur for a rare and intimate look at the power of empowering women and children at the grassroots. Throughout this journey, engage in important discussions relating to the ever-present caste system in India, the biases facing young girls, women and widows and opportunities available to contribute and support to the positive change underway.