Every day in India vulnerable children are lured away from their homes and families. In the hands of traffickers, young people are often bribed, robbed, drugged, raped and beaten - and end up enslaved, working in brothels, on the streets - or even dead. Over the past 20 years we have rescued more than 2,000 women and children; carried out more than 57 brothel raids in conjunction with police, and brought more than 137 traffickers to justice.
Our two rehabilitation centres in Mysore house up to 85 young men, women and children at any one time. Every resident has a different story to tell: many have been rescued from the hands of brothel owners and sex traffickers; others from abusive homes, child marriages or domestic slavery. Through our nationally recognised in-house rehabilitation model we aim to educate, empower and eventually reintegrate victims of trafficking back into mainstream society.
We provide holistic, comprehensive psycho-social, educational and other practical support to help those in our care to thrive for the long -term. Our services are built on evidence and knowledge, built up by our 20 year in Mysore. We also raise awareness through an ongoing programme of events and meetings with local NGOs, police, judiciary and other stakeholders, covering issues such as intervention, rehabilitation, the law and how to improve intelligence gathering about traffickers.
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