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"Our goal is to reduce & prevent all kinds of exploitation of people with vulnerability" said Mamta Borgoyary, Director of FXB India. Nonprofits such as ConnectAID's partners do make a difference. Together we can have even more impact.
India was one of the first countries where FXB started working, as early as 1991. After originally focusing on helping families affected by HIV/AIDS, FXB India’s team expanded its scope, from community-based, poverty alleviation FXBVillages to activities related to improving access to healthcare, sanitation and hygiene.
But at the core of FXB’s action stands the protection of vulnerable people, especially women and children. The organization was founded with the mission to implement and promote child rights, as defined by the Convention of Children’s Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989, affecting children orphaned by and infected with HIV/AIDS. Over time, FXB expanded its work to include families and children affected by multiple causes of vulnerability, including conflict, poverty and exclusion.
FXB’s actions in India deeply reflect this objective: “The goal is to reduce and prevent all kinds of exploitation targeting people with added vulnerability, including in terms of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, gender-based violence against women or child labour”, explains Mamta Borgoyary. “All our actions are always carried out in cooperation with local communities, government institutions, media organizations, but other actors as well that could prove instrumental in identifying victims of human trafficking, like religious leaders or taxi unions”.