How it Started…
The Ramola Bhar Charitable (R.B.C) Trust was institutionalized in the year 1990 by a group of academicians, professionals and grass-root level activists for building a habitable society ensuring justice and equality for women and children.
The turning point for the organization came with a case of a ten year old Bangladeshi girl who was trafficked to Delhi and bore the agony of sexual abuse at the hands of her traffickers, local civilians and even policemen. The President of RBC Trust, Prof. Roma Debabrata got associated with the case as a translator for the Bengali speaking girl at the court of law. This case went on for years and winded through local courts up to the highest of the land – the Supreme Court of India. The struggle to bring justice to the girl led to the birth of a movement. With the vision to eradicate all forms of oppression, atrocities and violence practised and propagated against women and children across different sections of society, R.B.C Trust launched a global movement STOP (STOP Trafficking and Oppression of Children & Women) in 1997 to combat all forms of exploitation and abuse.
STOP practices a right based holistic approach with special focus on combating human trafficking in both curative and preventive ways by attacking all forms of violence against women and children in Delhi, India and along the trans national borders of Nepal and Bangladesh.
Prof. Roma Debabrata, founder and managing trustee of RBC Trust and President of STOP started this movement back in 1990. She has been awarded by the Ashoka Fellow for Human Rights for her dedicated efforts.
Formerly she served as a teaching faculty of Modern Indian Language, Miranda House, University of Delhi.
Our Foreign Partners
STOP – Sweden: www.stopindia.se
Salila Rising: www.salilarising.com