On 26 June, Asian Activist-α2012 was held at Aoyama Gakuin University. The Asian Activist-α Award is for someone who tries to change the world, especially in terms of Human Rights abuse conditions.
This year Human Rights Now invited Hasina Kharbhih "CEO of Impulse Social Enterprises" from India. To recognize a survey on child labor and human trafficking situations in India's Meghalaya State in 2010 with her start-up "Impulse NGO Network" and to respect her long term measures for solving the child labour issue in her home town by Meghalaya Model as a holistic, multi-sector approach to creating a formal network of organizations such as the governments, International Organizations and Media for the purpose of tracking and rescuing trafficked children, facilitating rehabilitation, providing families with livelihood alternatives, prosecuting offenders, and raising awareness, our organization awarded the Asian Activist-α prize to Hasina Kharbhih. We also invited Mrs. Yukako Narita from NGO ACE. She lectured on Anti-Child labor actions delivered by her organization.
On 27 June, the Workshop "Child labor and Child Trafficking issues in South Asia region -concentrating on the issues in Meghalaya State, North East India-" was held. We invited Hasina Kharbhih, Akihito Kuboya and Mr. Kunihiko Hirabayashi, Director, UNICEF Japan, to attend. Hasina lectured on her organization's report on investigations in Meghalaya state with a movie recorded by "France 24." Mr. Hirabayashi explained how UNICEF's Child protection works, emphasizing a sustainable education system.
Hasina Kharbhih "CEO of Impulse Social Enterprises" left a message for us. She emphasized that her organization's achievements were accomplished by much support and help from a large number of people. If you wish for some change in the world, you should take an action in any way you possibly can.