Neela Jayaraman is a clinical social worker specializing in trauma and gender-based violence. She volunteers for AID in Boston. While earning her Master’s degree in social work from Boston College, she spent 4 months in Ranchi, Jharkhand with an organization serving people affected by trafficking, child labor, bonded labor, as well as gender-based violence.
At the AID Conference in Chicago, she shared stories and lessons learned from her work in Ranchi. In particular she talked about the obstacles social workers face and organizations face in achieving an objective as complex as freeing people from bonded labor, when the society that claims to be free is so fraught with inequality.
Note: Sorry for incomplete recording, poor lighting and shaky camera.