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Dear friends, family, colleagues,

I’m traveling to Kolkata, India and Kathmandu, Nepal in less than TWO weeks to see first hand an underrepresented problem: sexual slavery of women and children.

Women and children like Meena in Bihar, India - kidnapped from a poor family on the Nepali border when she was 8 or 9 and sold to a brothel owner who kept prepubescent girls until they were ‘old enough’ for customers. At 12, Meena was sent to the brothel where she was beaten with belts, sticks, and iron rods repeatedly for resisting customers with until she was drugged and raped into submission.

I’ll be part of a group from Google & Salesforce working with local non-profits and engineers, and then putting our heads together for a hackathon - a short intensive working session over a few days where we bring our skills, ideas, and resources together to work on making dents in this issue.

I hope you can join me in this effort by making a small donation - every dollar makes a difference! Your donation will fund schools to lift the poor out of poverty through education, local nonprofits to implement the solutions, and hosting our time in the country. My fundraising page can be found here: http://effect.org/campaign/echo-in-kolkata/

I also hope you can support this effort by re-sharing this post with your network, or by learning more yourself by reading books like ‘Half the Sky’.

Thank you!!
Elaine
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Going on a TECH HACKATHON in India & Nepal July 8-18th to work on solutions for human trafficking (which affects education). Check out my campaign, say hello, let me know your thoughts!
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Sweet pic of the Tiger's Nest! Looks like you had a fab time!
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The Reign of Recycling http://nyti.ms/1iUpbBE
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Caviar + Mango: Chef Watson Wants You To Cook Outside The Comfort Zone http://n.pr/1O7cmhx
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So cool!
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East Coast vs. West Coast

I'm NYC metro born n' bred, now a 5-year SF Bay area resident, and related to every one of these. 

Are you EC or WC? 

#EastCoastvsWestCoast   #NYvsSF  
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Fire in El Dorado!
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