Project #105 | Rescue and Reintegration for Victims of Human Trafficking in India
Our partnership with Rescue:Freedom
India has long suffered from a significant human trafficking problem. Studies and surveys sponsored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in India estimate there are about 3 million women and children in sexual slavery in the country, of which an estimated 40% are children. Currently, it is believed that as many as 2,000 women and children are trapped in sexual slavery in the city of Pune, India alone.
Our partnership established a new program aggressively aiding in the rescue of women and girls trapped in sexual slavery in Pune. A team of experienced and trained professionals went in undercover into brothels to gather needed information on the location of children being exploited. Then victims were rescued in coordination with local police. Following the rescue, 18 women and were transitioned to restorative residential programs including the Rescue:Freedom safe home operating locally. To help ensure the conviction and sentencing of traffickers, all relevant information gathered during each rescue was shared with prosecutors.
Our collective impact
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our human trafficking fund.