ABOUT 321 EMPOWER
3.2.1 Empower is a registered 501c3 that educates and empowers young female survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in India while raising awareness of the dangers of local trafficking in the United States.
Over a course of 6 months 3.2.1 Empower teaches the young women in the program an internationally recognized physical fitness certification course which also facilitates their own personal physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
After providing them with employable skills well-suited for India's 1.7 billion dollar health and wellness industry currently predominantly populated with male trainers, 3.2.1 Empower supports these young women through out their transition from learning skills in a safe house, funding their apprentice teaching for fellow residents , staff, and other local associated organizations that house orphan children, and eventually support the move into their transitional home and help them to find work in neighbouring gyms.
Over the past few years, 3.2.1 Empower has completed a pilot project with Prerana, a Mumbai-based NGO that works to end intergenerational prostitution, provides a safe environment and health/education support for survivors in a home called Naunihal. Since the initiation of the program with Prerana, ten survivors have now graduated with a group aerobic certificate. In addition, a designated gym, supplied with strength training equipment, has been established in Prerana's Naunihal Girls' Shelter in Mumbai.
While 3.2.1 Empowers focus is in providing employment opportunities and healing for the girls in India, they have also been working closely in Orange County, California with the Human Trafficking task force and Vanguard Universities Global Center for Women and Justice to bring awareness of local human trafficking and offering similar fitness and employment education in local safe houses.