The cost to bring freedom to 100 girls is $17,500; $175 per person.
India is a source, destination, and transit country for human trafficking. The Dalits are particularly vulnerable to forced labor and sex trafficking, in many ways it is impossible to separate the Dalits and exploitation.
Dalit Freedom Network has established an Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) to bring freedom to these young girls. The goal is to provide quality anti-trafficking models of care through education, rehabilitation, and restoration. These victims and their children will be rescued from sex trafficking and prostitution by partnering with the local law enforcement. In addition, we aim to raise awareness of the sex trafficking problem in India.
Dalit Freedom Network Canada supports two rehabilitation centers as part of the AHTU project. Both centers provide counselling and education to victims of sex trafficking and their children. Microfinance projects and vocational training is also provided to participants to help them to reintegrate into society. Pratigya (The House of Promise) is located in Andra Pradesh and Tarika (star) is our second center located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.