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Guria: Fighting the heinous crime of sex trafficking

SAMEENA (name changed), the daughter of a labourer in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, was only 13 when she was abducted on her way to school by two men and taken thousands of kilometres away to a red-light district in Telangana. After the efforts of her parents with the help of Guria Sansthan, an NGO fighting child prostitution...

One woman’s fight to rescue sex trafficking victims

THE 'Wall of Blessings' is the most uplifting place at the Rescue Foundation's rehabilitation home for sex trafficking survivors in Kandivali, Mumbai. The sex trafficking survivors, when they are ready to leave home for a new chapter in their lives, dip their hands in different colours and leave their handprints on the wall. For Triveni Acharya, a former investigative journalist...

10 NGOs working against human trafficking in India

THE Constitution of India prohibits human trafficking and there are several laws in place to deter it. But it remains one of the largest organised crimes, with thousands of women and children trafficked every year. Data shows that most human trafficking victims, mainly women and girls, end up as sex workers. According to the National Crime Records Bureau report...

5 ways you can celebrate Diwali by giving

THE festival of giving and sharing is here. During Diwali, we exchange gifts, spend time with family and friends and soak in the atmosphere of festivities all around us. Diwali is also the time when we reach out to the less fortunate and donate to charity. Since India is just coming out of a harrowing eighteen months, many Indians...
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