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Apne Aap USA, Inc.

A world in which no human being is bought or sold

aka Apne Aap   |   New York, NY   |  www.apneaap.org

Mission

Apne Aap International's vision is to create a world in which no woman is bought or sold. Our mission is to end sex-trafficking increase choices for every Last Girl in order to ensure access to their rights, and to deter the purchase of sex through policy and social change.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Ms Ruchira Gupta

Executive Director

Tinku Khanna

Main address

F.D.R Station PO Box 1376

New York, NY 10022 USA

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Formerly known as

Apne Aap International

EIN

13-4199270

NTEE code info

Children's Rights (R28)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to protect and prevent young people from sex-trafficking in India and US. We see inter-generational prostitution as a persistent in India and an emerging phenomenon in the US. In India, formerly nomadic group were banned from their own land and traditional livelihoods and forced to be sexually available for landlords and authorities under British colonialism. They were listed as criminal tribes when they resisted. Prostitution was passed from mother to daughter. It still persists today and traffickers find such communitiies easy to target. In the US, traffickers have begun to recruit young people online, through a process called grooming and then keep them in exploitative situations, through a process known as seasoning. The United Nations says human trafficking is the second largest crime in the world and that the majority of the trafficked are below 18, mostly female, and from marginalzed groups.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

To end sex trafficking of women and children

To support women and children trapped in sexual slavery in India, mentor survivor leaders in the US, train University students in anti-trafficking work and support the United Nations with reserach policy and advocacy.

Population(s) Served

Education of youth in US school and university campuses on prevention of sexual violence among themselves and The Last Girl in slums and brothels everywhere

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Adolescents

Apne Aap works to providesurvivor-centric research and policy inputs to the United Nations, Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, US Government and other international bodies in the framing of laws and policies against human trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth
Women and girls
Children and youth
Adults
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to use language for expression and to communicate with others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of stakeholders that report that our organization helped improve their knowledge of child care issues in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who are established in employment/career within five years of graduating from high school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth and families who receive planned aftercare services for 3 months post-discharge

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

To end sex trafficking of women and children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is to create a world in which no girl or woman is bought or sold. Our mission is to end sex-trafficking. Our Goal is to break the cycle of inter-generational prostitution by making sure: 1. Every vulnerable child in a red-light area, born in a brothel or from a nomadic groups labeled as a criminal tribe is in school.
2. Every woman victimised by sex-trafficking finds and exit pathway to freedom with food, livelihood, housing and bank linkages.
3. Equip young adults with skills, tools and knowledge to be able stand up to traffickers. We want them to know they have a self worth defending.

We are inspired by the twin Gandhian principles of : Ahimsa (non-violence) - Resisting violence to the self and to the other. Antodaya (upliftment of the last woman/girl) - Antodaya's last person is the prostituted girl or woman.

We break the cycle of inter-generational prostitution by educating the most vulnerable girls from nomadic groups trapped in inter-generational prostitution and red-light areas.

We enroll women to form a Mandala (circle), bring them to our community centre, start a classroom for their children and train them to gain the ten assets of:
a) a safe space, b) education, c) self-confidence, d) political knowledge, e) government IDs, f) government welfare like food, housing and health care, g) legal support, h) savings and loans, i) income-generating skills and the j) friends in the big Apne Aap Mandala ( self-action circle).

Each step reduces vulnerability and creates an exit pathway out of prostitution.

Based on learnings and insights from survivors we prepare tools, white papers and reccommendations for governments, foundations and international bodies like the United Nations and the US govt's Trafficking in Persons office. With their help we create better laws and policies and get the tools and knowledge out to young people in America and worldwide.

We have been in operation since 2001. Our work has directly helped more than twenty thousand women and girls exit prostitution sytems and millions more through the laws and policies that we contributed to. We testified in Indian Parliament for the passage of the Indian trafficking law and in US Senate for the passage of the Trafficking Victim Protection Act. We spoke 42 times in the UN, representing survivor voices and contributed to the establishment of a Trafficking Fund for Survivors and in the passage of the UN Protocol.

During Covid we addressed the most basic needs of the vulnerable population of food, medicine and continued online education. We distributed more than 15 million meals to over 500,000 women and children in red-light areas across India and ensure that children got computers and wi-fi connection to study. We also contribuuted to highlight the vulnerability of children to UNWomen and OSCE by working on a survey with reccommendations for helping children and women transition out of a Covid world.

We were able to do this because we have decades of knowledge and experience and a committed staff doing the grassroots work in India and the policy work in US. We have established a number of partnerships and collaborations over the years that add to our capacity to share and scale up our work.

Based on our track record in impacting individual lives of the most marginalized and vulnerable girls, as well as mentoring more than 200 students to understand and combating human trafficking, we feel we can do more .

During Covid we addressed the most basic needs of the vulnerable population of food, medicine and continued online education. We distributed more than 15 million meals to over 500,000 women and children in red-light areas across India and ensure that children got computers and wi-fi connection to study. We also contribuuted to highlight the vulnerability of children to UN Women and OSCE by working on a survey with reccommendations for helping children and women transition out of a Covid world.

Our organization has helped more than 20,000 women and their family members exit systems of prostitution, educated more than a thousand children through school and college, and put over a 100 traffickers in jail. We have also been instrumental in the passage of Section 370 I.P.C India's first anti-trafficking law, as well as the first life imprisonment of a trafficker. Our 10 Asset approach is being replicated and scaled up by others.

We also contributed to the passage of the UN Protocol, the US law against Trafficking and the establishment of the Trafficking Fund for Survivors.
Our progress is easily measured girl by girl and law by law.

Financials

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Apne Aap USA, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Joung Hoon Lee

President

Term: 2007 - 2025


Board co-chair

Ms Francesca Toscano

Ruchira Gupta

Apne Aap International President

Joung Hoon Lee

Farhad Karim

Francesca Toscano

Roberto Toscano

Ion Dela Rive

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Non-binary, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data