Evangelical Fellowship of India-Children at Risk (EFIC@R), organized a two day National Consultation on Human Trafficking "Arise & Restore", at New Delhi which brought about more than 100 church leaders, organizational heads and churches across India engaged in restoring lives of the marginalized and vulnerable, to give a more specific focus on the issue and how in a collaborative we come together.
Eminent Speakers were invited who shared the theme Arise and Restore.
Day 1 was more geared towards awareness. The word Arise coined for creating a platform of action and pressed on the need for churches to be come together and be mobilized against Human Trafficking.
Day 2 was about restoring the lost lives. Focusing on the importance of giving hope and restoring dignity of trafficked victims the participants discussed strategies, policies and implementations along with case studies.
Thirteen regional state chapters have been opened by EFIC@R as a result of this Consultation. The consultation was set to generate a united Christian voice to address the issue of Human Trafficking. With its work coming into the limelight and people reaching out to it, EFIC@R is working towards bringing justice in ensuring and restoring rights to the marginalized and downtrodden communities with the help of these chapters.
EFIC@R is a network initiative of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) and headed by its National Director Mrs. Aashima Samuel.
"EFICAR exists and works to bring Joy and Smile into the face of marginalized and under-privileged children. EFICAR believes that every child is a Creation of God and has a right to enjoy life and live with dignity," according to its official website.
"It aims to create safe and child friendly environment by building capacity of the Local churches, Advocacy, Networking and lobbying, forging solidarity and Organizing Prayer," it added.
It also preserves and promotes the UNCRC and various rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.