GHRD takes part at the EU Youth in Action Programme (YiAP), which aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. The programme financially supports various projects on both national and international level.
GHRD has successfully supported two projects in India that aim to empower young female victims of violence. This has been achieved in partnership with Jabala Action Research Organisation - a human rights organisation working on issues of human trafficking, child marriage and child labour based in Murshidabad, a bordering district of West Bengal where trafficking is common. It is also one of the most outdated districts in India (Sachar Committee Report 2006). For example, the rate of child marriage is 79% (Census 2001) and the female literacy rate is around 46%.
Together with Bangladesh, Nepal has been one of the main source countries for trafficking of women and children over recent years.
From the 13th to the 20th of February a group of 5 young people from The Netherlands, sent by GHRD, attended a youth exchange called Our Fortress Europe in Vienna. A total of 25 participants attended from the Netherlands, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Italy.
GHRD successfully conducted a three hour panel at the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar, presenting our activities and a screening of the documentary SOLD – a child trafficked to an audience of more than 100 people including representatives from Africa, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.