Aratrika & Urjoshi’s campaign against Human Trafficking
Twin sisters, Aratrika and Urjoshi Kar, 11th graders from Alpharetta High School, have been leading their awareness campaign on human trafficking for the last few years. That included organizing fundraisers, workshops, volunteer training, and several public booth campaigns partnering with organizations like Street Grace, Operation Liberate, Blue Campaign, and Out of Darkness.
This year on October 12, 2019, they kicked off their movement ‘UNCHAINED: The Key to End Modern Slavery’ together with Trisha Patil and Tanvi Patil at the H.Y.P.E. Youth Conference in Atlanta organized by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office posted Unchained's movement on their official Instagram with the caption “@unchained2019 members work to educate everyone on the dangers of human trafficking. They presented Sheriff Jackson with a key necklace which symbolizes their efforts. Thanks, ladies!!! Keep up the great work!!!” -- https://www.instagram.com/p/B3il3t8FE1p/
Aratrika & Urjoshi say “It could be happening right next door, and you would have no idea. This ‘modern-day slavery’ is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world. If you aren't aware of what trafficking looks like and what it is, you can't stop it. We are now stronger with formation of ‘@UNCHAINED’ – our formal movement feat. Yes, you can make a difference. Please do stand up and speak up!”
In the event Aratrika, Urjoshi, Tanvi, and Trisha met with Sheriff Ted Jackson, Lt. Shavonne Edwards, Sergeant J.Price, Tanika Ferrel, Brenda Clemsons, and others.
Interested in the situation in Georgia?
"Laws To End Human Trafficking Earn Georgia An 'A' Grade
Shared Hope International awarded Georgia an "A" on the strength of its laws to combat sex trafficking, an improvement from previous years."
By Kathleen Sturgeon, Patch Staff
Dec 3, 2019
[The article above is a Website Bonus Feature, appearing only on the website for November 2019, not in the print/digital issues.]
[Updated 11/29/19 and 12/4/19]
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