[from the Odanadi website]
Over the past 20 years Odanadi Seva Trust has rescued and rehabilitated more than 1850 children, carried out 57 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice. With your help, compassion and cooperation, Odanadi will continue to provide a place of sanctuary for the survivors of human trafficking and offer them a chance to rebuild their lives.
From the grand entrance gates of Mysore Palace, YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK INDIA will be led by a group of young people from Odanadi, many of whom are survivors of slavery, domestic abuse and forced prostitution. Over the years Astanga Yoga has come to play a vital role in their rehabilitation program: building their physical and mental strength, restoring a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth.
Odanadi residents will be accompanied by 200 visiting yoga practitioners, politicians, parliamentarians, social activists, members of the press, local and international supporters.
You can join Odanadi on March 13th by organising your own YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK event at your local yoga centres, living rooms, parks or any other public spaces – just use your imaginations!