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About Ruchira Gupta

As a journalist, I stumbled upon rows of villages with missing girls and became a life-long activist against sex-trafficking. I made a documentary, won an Emmy and showed the documentary to the United Nations and the US Senate for the passage of anti-trafficking laws. I also started an NGO, Apne Aap Women Worldwide, that has aided thousands of girls and women in exiting prostitution systems. I KICK AND I FLY is my debut fiction novel based on the true stories that I witnessed and experienced as an activist in my NGO. I have won my awards but my work is not finished.

“We will make a world in which no human being is bought or sold.”

Ruchira Gupta

1997 | Selling of Innocents: A documentary on sex-trafficking from Nepal to Mumbai, India

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Ruchira Gupta is an Emmy winning journalist and founder of the anti sex trafficking NGO, Apne Aap that helps women and girls exit systems of prostitution. I Kick and I Fly is her debut fiction novel.
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Apne Aap was co-founded by twenty-women from a red-light district in India with a shared vision to create a world in which no child is bought or sold.
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