Buying and selling human beings is larger now than any other time in history, and it includes a global industry built on forcing children into sex. It is estimated that human trafficking accounts for more than 32 billion dollars in illegal profits every year, more than Nike, Google, and Starbucks combined!What Is Our Response?
Trafficking occurs in nearly every country, and its networks are formidable and difficult to investigate. According to the United Nations, there are between 27 and 30 million modern-day slaves in the world. But these figures are usually under-reported and many victims are often kept hidden in the shadows, meaning that real, actual statistics are often elusive. Mumbai is home to Asia’s second largest red light district: Kamathipura, three square kilometers crammed with tens of thousands of women working in its’ 14 lanes.
As land is being claimed for business and industry from the infamous Red Light District in Kamathipura, pimps and brothels are simply relocating to new areas like Turbhe, Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Sonapur. Over the past four years, we have been expanding into these area with the hope that through an early presence, we can prevent these areas from becoming the next Kamathipura districts. Our work has produced consistent results, reaching and providing care for over 2000 ladies in these newer districts.What Do We Do?
India is the epicenter of human trafficking—including 100 million people, with 1.2 million child prostitutes. It tops the list of countries when it comes to transit, destination and source of human trafficking victims. According to the United Nations, the most dangerous place in the world to a girl or woman is India.Want to Do Something? Join Us.