Trans woman gives shelter to homeless kids in Mumbai


Activist Gauri Sawant was inspired to build a two storey shelter on her land, which spans 1,000 square feet after she so the condition s the kids of sex workers have to live in. Mumbai trans activist works for the safety of transgender community for 17 years and visiting the red light district she was shocked that many of sex workers are also mothers and they often fail to fulfill their duties. “I was simply stunned and had to endure sleepless nights after that,” Sawant explained, “It is my way of giving back to the society and to ensure that these girls have a safe upbringing and are not abandoned. We must face these harsh realities of life head on.” Although the project is off to a flying start, Sawant is worried about sustaining the shelter once it is opened.
However, she hopes that she will garner more funds from local businesses. “If we have the courage then it will sort itself out. I hope people realise the importance of standing up for social issues and donate to such causes,” she added.


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