Human Trafficking is a widespread, hidden, organized and heinous crime in humankind institute. But it is still not viewed as a heinous crime like rape or murder by the public. Once a person falls prey of Human Trafficking, lost freedom of life, hope and dream. Entire life lives in darkness.
Background: While working with disadvantaged women, Talaash Association has come across the issues of Human Trafficking. Without legal, social or financial support, uneducated women and children easily become objects of exploitation and harassment. Poor and disadvantaged women and children are often trafficked for a commercial sexual purpose. The victims are either abducted or enticed with promises of a better life through good job or marriage offers and false proposals to visit holy places. The truth is that they fall prey to the well-organized racket of traffickers.
In the context of India, the Human Trafficking is caused by, a) Poverty, b) Unemployment, c) Gender discrimination, d) Economic Vulnerability, e) Unsafe migration, f) Gender and power dynamics in the communities, g) early marriage & dowry, h) demand & supply of sex trade, i) religious taboo, j) inadequate institutional and community-based psychosocial protection and care systems, k) high ambition, l) insufficient laws and their enforcement to prevent Human Trafficking.
As a result, victims often exposed to isolation, fear and other forms of physical and mental torture and ill-treatment. The victims face extreme psychological stress, ranging from trauma depressions and shame to severe psychiatric disorders as well as drug abuse and suicide. Emotional stress is usually accompanied by the constant fear of arrest. Stigmatization by society stops the victims from returning home and therefore they chose to stay in this hazardous environment. In addition, child prostitutes are at high risk of becoming infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and to transmit them to others through drug abuse and sexual contacts. Pregnancy and forced abortions under miserable and brutal conditions are another common problems, girls involved in prostitution and pornography are facing. According to this, Human Trafficking results in additional serious human rights violation.
India is still behind in providing psychosocial support to the victims of Human Trafficking, torture, sexual abuse and ill-treatment. The provision is hampered by a lack of understanding of the processes and the existing associated stigmata.
The government of India had taken initiative to provide holistic and comprehensive support to the victims of Human Trafficking and started to functionalize different activities in relates to the prevention of Human Trafficking. NGOs along with government started addressing and providing services through different sort of activities.
Talaash Association has been combating against Human Trafficking through prevention, protection, prosecution, partnership, rescue, repatriation, reintegration, and rehabilitation. Apart from that, research, advocacy and networking are also intervention conducting to fight against Human Trafficking. We have rescued more than 1765 victims of Human Trafficking and a large no of survivors repatriated to their homelands like Nepal, Bangladesh, Uganda, and Sri Lanka.
We need your help to continue our fight against Human Trafficking; join with us and contribute to saving a life.
How you can help:
- Educate yourself and educate others
- Create awareness
- Donate to save a life
- Join our team
What do you get in return:
- Welcome Kit
- Annual Reports
- Video case study
- Tax Exemption Certificates
How your money is spent
65% of funds use implementation of the project, 30% use for repatriation and rehabilitation of survivors and 5% spent is for fundraising.