The mission of New Light is to promote gender equality through education and life-skill training thereby reduce harm caused by violence and abuse to women and young children
A walk down the dark lanes of Kalighat way back in 2000 changed the life of Urmi Basu, the Founder of New Light forever. Fifteen years ago Urmi combined her passion for gender equality and her background in social work to join forces with two young members of the Kalighat community, Krishna Mondal and Shib Narayan Bhattacharjee. Together using Rs 10000 or $200 and no blue print for success they set up New Light. Read more ...
New Light does not work towards influencing legislation or public policy as it does not support legalisation of prostitution. It believes in the fact that most women involved in sex trade are victims of circumstances and would choose a different life if they have the opportunity to do so. New Light does not involve or support any political group or their representatives.
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