Arise is excited to welcome Sr Arpan Carvalho BS as its Arise India Coordinator. Sr Arpan brings with her over a decade’s experience working on the frontlines against trafficking and slavery in rural Jharkhand, Odisha and Haryana.

Sr Arpan with other members of the AMRAT executive team

Sr Arpan (2nd from right) with other members of the AMRAT executive team

As a Bethany Sister, Sr Arpan has devoted her life to anti-trafficking and slavery work. She felt called to work in prevention of trafficking while living in rural Odisha where the villages were plagued by traffickers. She led her community’s interventions in Odisha for six years before being transferred to Jharkhand and then Haryana – where she served as a Provincial Advisor overseeing 141 frontline activists’ social and medical work.

Alongside her work with her congregation, Sr Arpan has also been President of AMRAT since 2012. AMRAT is a network of over 600 women religious who are working on anti-slavery in their local communities. Each of these individuals are working tirelessly in their local communities, not just in prevention work but also rescue, rehabilitation and litigation.

Sr Arpan said, “I am delighted to join Arise I believe Arise’s work is amazing, fruit bearing and reaching out far and wide to free those in modern day slavery!”

Sr Arpan will be responsible for coordinating Arise’s local operations in India, as well as the development of AMRAT. She will be based in Arise’s new office, just outside New Delhi. Her work is invaluable for the Arise team and we are delighted to have her on board.