PROJECT #165

Project #165 | Trafficking Rescue, Restoration, and Justice in India

Our partnership with Freedom Firm

Freedom Firm utilized the matching grant partnership with us here at One Days Wages to successfully rescue 18 girls out of human trafficking. These women joined 26 other survivors in aftercare support, making an impact of a total of 44 girls. During this period, staff worked alongside with the investigations team during each rescue attempted, provided counseling to girls who were rescued, and made sure that they were present until the girls were placed in the shelter home. Aftercare support also included following up with survivors via phone calls, visitation check ins in shelter and homes of survivors, and a few being provided with life skills lessons from the social workers to sustainably prepare them for a future where they are independent and empowered within themselves without relying on others.

Our collective impact

Survivors of trafficking rescued

Girls accessing aftercare support

Girls Empowered

Year End Celebration for Survivors

Freedom Firm staff conducted a year end celebration for the survivors of their program in one of the shelter homes their beneficiaries were staying in. Around 10 girls attended and celebrated through dancing, singing, and connecting with one another. Two of the survivors of sex trafficking confided in the staff of Freedom Firm about how much their lives had changed since their arrival in a safe space for them to heal. Here, they are able to safely express themselves and support one another through the complex process of healing. They are empowering one another to empower themselves into independent women. 

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.

 

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