As per the NCRB 2018 data, over two lakh women and children went missing in India.
Over 90% of women and girls trafficked across the globe are forced into sexual exploitation; they are lured in false promises of better lives, jobs, education, and even love. Traffickers prey on their vulnerability and coerce them into prostitution. (Source: UNODC,2018)
In order to make them comply, trafficked women and girls are subjected to physical, emotional, and sexual torture. They are also made to serve 20–30 customers a day. We've also discovered during rescue operations, women and girls are cramped in dark spaces with little to no ventilation.
Since 2000 we've been conducting rescue operations pan India and have rescued over 6000 women and girls. We currently operate 4 fully equipped shelter homes. We are also entrusted by various government stakeholders to provide care and shelter to women and girls rescued by the police and other anti-trafficking organisations.
Rescued women and girls require immediate medical attention and counselling. To ensure that our women and girls receive the best treatment, we collaborate with government and private hospitals as well as engage with mental health groups. We also have in-house counsellors and physicians on call. Each girl has a unique care plan that is established with consideration for her best interests. The girls receive training from a variety of vocational trainings, including computers, tailoring, bag and jewellery making, beauty therapy, spoken English, and basic reading. They are also provided help for their official education through NIOS, government schools, and colleges.
Our residents are also a part of the Children’s committee in each home where leaders are groomed to represent the peers and actively participate in the management of the shelter home.
Our legal teams work alongside shelter team and beneficiaries to help them claim compensation and assist the state in prosecuting perpetrators.
Our goal is to help women and girls who have been forced into prostitution, by rescuing them, and provide them with all the support they need to recover and move forward with their lives.
Statistics from 1st June 2022 to 30th September, 2022 of (NORTH ZONE ONLY):
- Number of Investigations: 13
- Number of Rescue Raids: 13
- Number of Rescued Victims: 60
- Admitted to our Delhi Home (includes victim transferred from government homes and/or by police): 92
- Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 92
Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Check-ups:
• General Check-up: 164
• Hospital Visit: 65
- In July, 21 girls across our shelter homes crossed another academic milestone. 15 girls have cleared their 10th Standard exams and are preparing for college, and 6 girls have passed their 12th Standard exams.
- A few of our girls were invited to an exhibition, hosted by a Rotary club. They got a chance to display their hand-made jewellery, bags, crafts and macramé products at the stall. It was a successful endeavour, with some of the products sold out at the event.
- Monsoon was full of celebrations at all the shelter homes. Rescue Foundation turned 22 in July and the date marked the beginning of the festivities. The shelters observed World Day against Trafficking, International Day of Yoga and World Chocolate day, hosting interactive workshops in partnership with stakeholders. Special meals and celebrations were organised on Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri.
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