There is nothing unusual about what Ghulam Sughra Solangi experienced during the foundational years of her life- child marriage, early pregnancies and divorce are events that females and families hear or experience in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
For nearly three decades, Guria has been waging a war against trafficking by rescuing minors and second generation prostitutes from trafficking, rehabilitating them and fighting cases against pimps and brokers so they do not integrate back into society as repeat offenders.
Together with his team of volunteers, Afroz Shah has cleared more than four million pounds of trash from Versova beach in Western Mumbai.
Anish Patel’s Uplift Humanity India is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitation of juvenile inmates and orphans in South Asia. Established in 2011, it works to empower youth with education, mentorship and rehabilitation.
Barefoot College has been training rural women without any formal qualification from around the world in becoming solar engineers
In 2013, Stop Acid Attacks’ activism to restrict trade of acid resulted in the Supreme Court of India banning over-the-counter sale of acid. Further reforms to the law mean convicts can draw up to 10 years in prison for acid violence.