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Aruna is an Athleisure lifestyle brand that unites women to be active, confident and create change by bringing lifelong freedom to the sexually enslaved.
Through our US non-profit we mobilize thousands across the US to Run for Her Freedom in Aruna Runs. In running for a specific exploited woman by name, each Aruna Run participant raises awareness of her need and raises money to help bring and sustain her freedom.
Those funds are primarily utilized in our Training Center in the heart of the brothel system to help free the women through daily visits in the brothels, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and financially incentivized Skill and Trade Development to accelerate the freedom process.
Through our Indian Private Limited Company (for profit business owned by the US non-profit) we employ those set free from the brothel system through our Training Center and bring them into an environment marked by holistic care. Each Artisans earns a living wage, health care, retirement and on-going counseling. In purchasing from Aruna each customer receives an exceptional product and joins in the freedom story of the very Artisan who handcrafted it.
We free, we empower, we employ. The Aruna Project brings and sustains freedom through employment marked by holistic care to sexually exploited women in India.