Over 2-3 million women and girls are trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation in India. Removing them from places of exploitation, providing them a safe space to heal and recover, protecting them from toxic and harmful influences and facilitating access to educational and vocational skills is a multi-layered intervention which requires concerted efforts. This project aims to support 600 victims of sex trafficking in their journey to regain dignity and build a life.
Human Trafficking for various purposes of exploitation is a serious concern in India. Millions of women & girls are trafficked for various purposes of which trade for commercial sexual exploitation or prostitution is the worst form. A woman or girl sold into prostitution is subjected to inhuman torture which impacts her body, mind and soul leaving irreversible scars. The situation is worsened with poor support system which provide a safe healing space for healing and recovery of a victim.
Prajwala provides food, shelter, clothing, health care, psycho-social support, life-skill training, education, employability training, livelihood training and job placements for victims of sex trafficking. The organisation assists the police in rescuing 50 women and girls every month from places of sexual exploitation/brothels. The survivors after transit care are supported to reintegrate back to the mainstream society. Foreign survivors are repatriated to their country.
The project will support 600 women and girls who were sex trafficked to start a new life and prevent further trafficking by effective conviction of traffickers.