Hasina Kharbhih, founder and managing director of Impulse Social Enterprises, was awarded the 2019 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice at the Mumbai International Conference on November 2.
Also during the event, Kharbhih, Ashoka Fellow and Aspen ILI Fellow, gave a speech on' Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery.'
The Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, hosted by the Harmony Foundation, congratulates selfless and intrepid individuals and organizations who have channelled all their energies and creativity towards social justice, peace, and harmony.
“We, at Harmony Foundation acknowledge Hasina relentless and passionate work and ongoing efforts towards freeing the world from modern-day slavery practices. We salute your successful partnership with the state and civil society groups directly and positively impacted the lives of 72,442 survivors of human trafficking as a result of its successful implementation of the Impulse Model, in Northeast India, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh, which has earned you worldwide recognition reminiscent of the “Emancipation Proclamation” and “40 acres and a mule” issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and 1865. The reintegration program of the survivors into mainstream society by empowering them to live with dignity and equipping them with traditional skills for sustainable livelihood is highly commendable”, stated by Harmony Foundation.
Hasina Kharbhih has been working for 30 years to provide a sustainable livelihood for women and children in a safe environment. What began as a mission in her home state of Meghalaya today has evolved into a global program aimed at ending human trafficking and exploitation around the world.
The Award, which is the only one endorsed by Late Sr. Prema, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata, was instituted in the memory of Mother Teresa in the year 2005.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-06 11:12 AM