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How Many More Children are We Going to Lose to Child Prostitution? - Shalz V Even though the world seems to be speaking against sexual assault, a number of minor girls in India are being forced into prostitution. Some of the main factors that are responsible for this are poverty,  lack of education and lust for money. There are hundreds of networks within the country that are forcing these helpless kids into the dirty job of prostitution. In the state of gujarat, some girls are married at the age of just 10 years in order to avoid their becoming child prostitutes. It has been estimated that almost half of the sex workers in India are girls below the age of eighteen and this number continues to increase as almost 40 minor girls are being forced into prostitution everyday.  The worst part is that the society is not only aware of this, but chooses to look the other way. The following ... Continue reading
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India trip (March 2012)

Arrived back in India at the weekend. Today spent most of the day at the school and also at The Golden Temple in Amritsar. The Golden Temple is the holiest of Sikh temples (Guduwara) In every Guduwara in the world they have the Langar hall, this is a place where food is served to all the visitors (without distinction of background) for free. At the langar, only vegetarian food is served, to ensure that all people, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can eat as equals. Langar is open to Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike.  The food is provided through donations, it is then cooked and served by volunteers. In Sikhism the act of volunteering is known as Seva. Seva (selfless service) is a one of the foundations of Sikhism and Sikhs are encouraged to help the community by performing unpaid work in hospitals, 'old peoples' homes, community centres, etc this is not only good for communi... Continue reading
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