Little Humans Campaign | Child Rights Organization | Leher NGO in India

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Little Humans Campaign | Child Rights Organization | Leher NGO in India

Started in June 2014, and inspired by Humans of New York‘s wonderful ability to make us relate to people we would never know otherwise, we started our own campaign – Little Humans. An attempt to provide a space for every little face, a voice for every choice they make, whether it’s their favourite food or their worst nightmare.

We began with the belief that sometimes the littlest people have the biggest stories to tell. But how could we know that for sure? We didn’t. Until we stepped out, and began to talk to little children from all walks of life and with varying degrees of privilege to realise that these photo stories collectively expressed what it means to be a little human today.

Why are we doing this? Because, we are a child rights group who want nothing more than to create a safer/better world for children. Having shifted the tide towards prevention and not just protection, collecting such stories only helps us deepen our understanding of children and their needs, better still through new lenses. Yours.

If you’d like to contribute stories to #littlehumans or collaborate, write to us: contact@leher.org / littlehumans2016@gmail.com

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Little Humans

3 days 23 hours ago

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“I feel everyone should get freedom to have nutritious food.”
“What do you like to eat?”
“I like Karela and Bhaji.”
“What would you choose to eat if you had the freedom to step out and buy anything you wanted?”
“I would love to go to McDonalds. I want to eat ‘bahar desh key phal’.”
#littlehumans #LittleHumansofFalkland #IndependenceDay

9 year old Samina (name changed) studies in Class II. Prerana spotted her during an outreach visit at the Falkland Road red-light area. It’s been three years since Samina has been part of the organization’s night care centre. Her mother was trafficked from West Bengal, owing to her father’s excessive drinking habit and poor financial condition back home, compelling her mother move to Mumbai for a job. She was coerced to shift to this unknown city by one of her friends under the pretext of getting her a job. Samina and her mother were brought into the unknown world at Falkland Road, quite contrary to what they had envisaged. Samina likes going out and dreams of going to Delhi to see India Gate.

Credit: Prerana Anti-Human Trafficking Little Humans

Little Humans

4 days 6 hours ago

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“I want freedom to play.”
“But you can always play?”
“No, the area (red-light area) is always cramped-up. It is always jammed with vehicles. We do not get much space to play here.”
“Do you go out to play?”
“No, I don’t go out to play. Koi utha kar ley jayega.”
“What do you like to play the most?”
“I like cycling, but I do not get much space here. There are so many taxis moving around.”
“What else you dream of playing?”
“I want to do skating.”
#littlehumans #LittleHumansofFalkland

Aslam’s mother could never escape the vicious cycle of red-light areas. She once foiled fate’s attempt to push her to the dingy lanes of Falkland Road red-light area, only to eventually land there. Her husband pushed her back into the sex trade. He eventually sold her in a brothel in the area. Life and even narrow lanes of the red-light area give little freedom to 13 year old Aslam, who rues not having enough space to play. If given freedom, he will play his heart out, says this cricket lover.

Credit: Prerana Anti-Human Trafficking Little Humans

Little Humans

6 days 2 hours ago

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“For me, freedom is freedom to go to Chowpatty. Because there is water and I can play freely.”
“What do you like the most about Chowpatty?”
“I want to apply sunscreen cream and sleep on the seaside.”
“So, why are you not free to go to Chowpatty?”
"We need someone to take care of us, we have heard of children getting kidnapped and forced to beg.”
“When did you go to Chowpatty last?”
“Two years ago."

A deadly earthquake in Latur (Maharashtra) had shattered Amin’s family. He, in fact, never knew what a family is. His mother was married off as a teenager. And the natural calamity forced the entire family to migrate to Mumbai. But that wasn’t the answer to their agony. Poverty drove her in-laws to sell her to a pimp in the red-light area of Falkland Road. Amin, who is now 12 and studies in Class V, misses most what a family can give him— love, warmth, and outings on Sundays. #LittleHumansofFalklandRoad #littlehumans

Credit: Prerana Anti-Human Trafficking Little Humans

Little Humans

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