In 1996, Jeroo Billimoria launched Childline, India’s first 24-hour emergency telephone service, to provide police assistance and healthcare for homeless children. Childline responded to more than a million calls last year – more than any other helpline in the world. Billimoria also led the formation of the Credibility Alliance, a consortium of nonprofits developing performance standards in India, and she founded Child Helpline International (CHI) in Amsterdam.

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