Wednesday, June 22, 2011

India makes an effort to employ rescued sex trafficking victims

India was recently declared as one of the top five most dangerous places for women due to the amount of human trafficking for sex that runs through the country. An article today shows of one government effort to rehabilitate the victims and to give them employment after they are rescued.

From this Press Trust of India article that we found at the Hindustan Times, we read of more details about the trafficking rescue program.

Fifty young trafficked women are now working as security guards at a government-run school here and some corporate houses after the CRPF offered to train them, giving them a chance to start life afresh. "Over 50 young women were given security training by the CRPF at Burmu in Ranchi district," Sanja y Kumar Mishra, state coordinator of Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Women, said.
Most of the women have now found employment as security guards at the government-run Kasturba Girls School while some corporate houses have also engaged them in their projects, he said.

Besides these 50 women, many other trafficked girls in the state have now have a better life after undergoing training.

19-year-old Sahita, who was lured to Delhi on the promise of a job and made to work for hours as a domestic help, has now a better life after being rehabilitated as a housekeeper in a hotel here in Jharkhand's capital.

"I was made to work for 14 to 16 hours a day. I was not allowed to go out. I was virtually imprisoned and taken sexually advantage of till I was rescued by a NGO in 2008," said Sahita.

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