Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony - UNODC with Angel Foundation
UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, under the UN.GIFT initiative, has been working towards building and strengthening Public-Private Partnership to combat human trafficking by promoting womens' empowerment and gender equality. To further this objective, a Letter of Intent was signed between Angel Foundation and UNODC ROSA, at UNODC office. The document was signed by Ms. Angeli Kapoor Puri, Founder of Angel Foundation and Ms. Ashita Mittal, Officer-in-Charge, UNODC ROSA, UN.GIFT.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Puri, said, "For a woman to live life with dignity, economic empowerment is very crucial, especially to come out of domestic violence and to protest against other crimes, such as female foeticide and human trafficking. We are very happy to partner with UNODC for their campaign-Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and are confident that we will be able to better address the issue of women empowerment together."
In her remarks, Ms. Mittal informed that UNODC ROSA office, under the UN.GIFT initiated Public-Private Partnership, has been working with corporates, to strengthen the involvement and role of business coalitions against trafficking. "We are hopeful that corporates will join us in the fight against human trafficking, the worst form of human rights violation, and in the creation of livelihood opportunities for survivors and at risk population," shared Ms. Mittal.
The partnership with Angel Foundation will lead to the establishment of Women's Resource Centers at the village level. The Center will impart social and economic skills to women and young people, at risk of being trafficked and those vulnerable to family violence, drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.