Educating Girls from Rescue Junction
HELP US STOP THIS SLAVERY TOGETHER
This Sunita, Director of the Gaya Rescue Project here in Bihar , and organiser of our special programmes for girls at risk including this project for which your support is so important. As you know here at Rescue Junction we are in proud partnership with Childline India and this is from their website, clearly indicating the scale of the problem,
Human trafficking is the third largest profitable industry in the world. Child trafficking unlike many other issues is found in both developed and developing nations. Trafficked children are used for prostitution, forced into marriage, illegally adopted, used as cheap or unpaid labour, used for sport and organ harvesting. Some children are recruited into armed groups. Trafficking exposes children to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. According to UNICEF a child victim of trafficking is "any person under 18 who is recruited, transported, transferred, harboured or received for the purpose of exploitation, either within or outside a country". Trafficking is one of the hardest crimes to track and investigate hence data is hard to obtain. The latest figures estimate that 1.2 million children are trafficked worldwide every year. Child prostitution has the highest supply of trafficked children.
India is a source, destination, and transit country for trafficking for many purposes such as commercial sexual exploitation. Majority of the trafficking is within the country but there are also a large number trafficked from Nepal and Bangladesh. Children are trafficked to Middle Eastern countries for sport such as camel racing. There are no national or regional estimates for the number of children trafficked every year. But 40% of prostitutes are children, and there is a growing demand for young girls in the industry.
NGOs estimate that 12,000 - 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the country annually from neighbouring states for the sex trade. Thousands of girls are trafficked from Bangladesh and Nepal. 200,000 Nepalese girls under 16 years are in prostitution in India. An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Indian children are smuggled out of the country every year to Saudi Arabia for begging during the Hajj. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have the largest number of people trafficked. Intra state/inter district trafficking is high in Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Delhi and Goa are the major receiver states.
As you will know from our regulars reports often written by the girls we rescue we are doing what we can to protect children from harm. Many traffickers have been sent to jail because of our activities, over 200 girls have been helped so far this year alone, and it costs an average of $150 to save a child. Please kindly mark in your dates July 15th because if you can give a donation on that day, because our organisation is at the highest level on Global Giving they will as long as funds last match your donation by up to 50% . This is a great chance to double your donation. It starts at one second past nine am Eastern Time.
If we are to continue to do this vital work we do need your support, and we thank you so much for it. Together we can, and are making a difference,