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North-Eastern human rights activist has saved more than 72000 lives from being trafficked and exploited

Northeast India has remained a geographically isolated region for several years. It shares borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan which has made it vulnerable to human trafficking. Unemployment is a significant issue in Northeast and traffickers exploit the region by making false promises to families who are out of jobs. Women and girls of Northeast are forced into prostitution for their fair complexion while men and children are chosen for illegal activities such as organ trafficking. Worse, several cases go unnoticed for justice and rescue see the light of the day.

Hasina Kharbhih, a 48-year-old human rights activist from Shillong decided to fight it out herself.  She founded ‘Impulse NGO Network’, a Shillong based NGO that rescues people from trafficking, supports local artisans and, creates a sustainable environment.

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