Apne Aap is an NGO working to end sex-trafficking with grassroots initiatives in India, headquartered in New York, and has consultative status with the United Nations. It has supported more than 20,000 prostituted and at-risk girls, women and their family members since its foundation in 2002, by journalist Ruchira Gupta and 22 women in prostitution.
What would you do today, if you had to fight for your life tomorrow?
Fourteen-year-old Heera knows she is living on borrowed time when she is expelled from school. There is no food at home and her father wants to sell her into the sex trade. She has no means to fight back until a woman’s rights advocate enrolls her in her Kung Fu class. Through it, Heera learns that her body isn’t an object to be preyed upon, but a vessel to free herself.