Breaking the Cycle of Human Trafficking

The interfaith event “Breaking the Cycle of Human Trafficking” was held last night at Herzl Ner Tamid .

We heard from a very special guest speaker, Urmi Basu.

Basu is the founder of the New Light Center in Kolkata, India. The New Light Center works to promote gender equality as well as fight violence against women, children and young people in the Kalighat red light district of Kolkata.

Basu spoke to us about the state of trafficking Kolkata and shared her plans to open a home for boys as part of New Lights mission to break the cycle of human trafficking.

Basu was also featured in Half the Sky and is an expert on trafficking, child rights and social justice.

A special thanks to the events co sponsors, the Herzl Ner Tamid Jewish Congregation of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.


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