This reaches out to people literally all over the world, so let me start by saying our thoughts are with people in several countries still dealing with the challenges of Covid-19.
What does freedom mean to you? To our girls at YouCanFreeUs, freedom means the opportunity to enjoy the ocean, a day in the park, and to enjoy and build on friendships as they heal together.
COVID-19 has debilitated our rescue efforts considerably. However, since the beginning of this year, these young lives have found freedom through the efforts of our incredible staff team.
This is a momentous season for us at YouCanFreeUs. November 11, 2020, marks ten years in our fight against modern slavery around the world. Ten years ago were given an opportunity to ring the bells of freedom; we can proudly say we have done so to the best of our ability through our rescues, rehabilitation, training, and awareness worldwide.
Our beneficiaries have shown tremendous resilience during these difficult times. With a little encouragement, these women began to express their experiences of “how the world paused” during COVID-19, using the ancient and rich Warli tribal art form, practiced in Maharashtra, India, since the 10th century AD.
We are excited to share the creative expressions of these brave women captured on a limited edition t-shirt. This t-shirt will remind you of the resilience we all exhibited during these difficult times.
As Covid-19 hit India and the country went into lockdown, our brave beneficiaries were thinking of other victims still trapped in the red-light districts. They quickly began making masks for girls in the red-light area. They have also been preparing for their certification tests and making jewelry during this COVID lockdown. Each of them is rooting for each other and doing very well during this difficult time.
Hello friends of YouCanFreeUs, we are living in unprecedented times. Our world is literally on lockdown with so much uncertainty about the next few weeks and months. Our prayer is that all of you who are part of the YouCanFreeUs global community are staying healthy and safe. We want to update you on some the
YouCanFreeUs India in partnership with the French Consul General hosted an event about Women Empowerment on March 5th, 2020, to mark International Women’s Day. Speakers included Ms. Sonia Barbry – Consul General of France in Bombay, Minister Aditya Thackeray, Hon. Minister Yashomati Thankur, fashion designer Nivedita Saboo and Sujo John – Founder of YouCanFreeUs. To
23 Rescued… We have had a phenomenal start to the year. Since January 1, 2020 we have rescued 23 women and children victims of modern slavery. Our work continues to grow. One of the reasons for our growth has been the fact that we now have a dedicated rescue team which involves investigators, informers and social
Our entire YouCanFreeUs family from around the world wishes you and your family a fantastic 2020. We are incredibly grateful for your support this year. We have had a phenomenal 2019. Because of your giving… 100 young women and 22 children were part of our program. 31 young women and 18 children were rescued. 16 young women graduated our 2 year program and have