Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2019)

Education as Rehabilitation in Apne Aap and Problems of Feminism in India

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Elena N. Anikeeva
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Elena N. Anikeeva
Available Online July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.149How to use a DOI?
Keywords
women’s discrimination; feminism; feminism in India; Apne Aap (AAWW); Ruchira Gupta; forced prostitution(CSE); child prostitution; caste-based prostitution; rehabilitation education; rehabilitation through education
Abstract
Among varieties of educational systems in the 21st century, there is one type of special education, a rehabilitation one. The following article deals with rehabilitation education aimed at the victims of forced prostitution, or CSE (Commercial Sex Exploitation), in Apne Aap Women Worldwide (AAWW), a registered charitable trust in India founded in 2002 by Ruchira Gupta, famous activist and fighter against sex trafficking and rape in India. AAWW has elaborated unique models of rehabilitation education highly estimated all over the world. It is a useful experience as Apne Aap has saved more than 20,000 girls and women, providing them access to basic human rights including education. The gender situation in India shows that involvement into the inter-generational caste-based prostitution from a very early age is a common practice for plenty of girls, so in that form women’s discrimination and child prostitution are interlinked with illiteracy and depriving of education. Indian feminism and indigenous fighters for women’s rights are overcoming the problems of deep-rooted tradition of women’s humiliation, harassment, alienation and ever-lasting colonial impact on CSE in India. We can call Apne Aap practices rehabilitation through education.
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