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THE NEED

Human traffickers prey on the most vulnerable, seeking women and children who don’t have support systems or financial security because they are easy to convince, manipulate, or kidnap. Children quit school, or don’t attend at all, and are forced to beg in the streets or sort through trash for something to sell or eat. Young girls and boys are work as house servants for the wealthy or as carpet weavers or brick makers. Once a child is trapped in a trafficking situation, there is little hope of escape.

Too often, the unthinkable occurs. A desperate family feels forced to sell their young daughter into an ancient form of ritualized prostitution. It’s horrific and illegal, and yet there are still over 100,000 girls and women trapped in this kind of sexual servitude in India.

Preventing trafficking and rescuing children is just the beginning. We give them what they need to reclaim their lives — safety, counseling, education, skills training, and dignity. Together, we must fight for children that predators want to use and abuse. We must give them a hopeful, promising future.

WHAT YOUR PROMISE DOES

When you join Promise you not only rescue, you fight trafficking by preventing trafficking. Through a holistic effort that includes education, healthcare, and skills training, you provide the framework needed for children to grow up safe and sound.

You also restore women who have been  trapped in trafficking situations. You support a network of former trafficking survivors whose lives have been transformed. This network works in villages all over India on the lookout for girls in danger. These brave  women stand strong in the face of persecution to rescue trafficking victims and identify at-risk girls.

Members of Promise support three shelters for prevention and rescue of girls from ages 4 to 18. These shelters provide a safe home with counseling, education, and skills training where girls can rewrite their stories and build a better tomorrow. This is hard work. But it’s work we promise to continue so we can eradicate the horrors of trafficking once and all.

Don’t Look Away: Sexual Abuse Is Real

For over 2,000 years, hundreds of thousands of girls have been forced into ritual sex abuse in India. Girls as young as 4 years old are dedicated in marriage-like ceremonies. After reaching puberty she becomes the property of the village and can be used by any man, anywhere, anytime, and is trapped in a life of sexual servitude.

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Don’t Look Away: Sexual Slavery is Real

This is painful, but please don’t look away.

For over 2,000 years, hundreds of thousands of girls have been forced into ritual sex slavery in India.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Joining Promise is the very best way to prevent human trafficking of all kinds because it provides initiatives that lift vulnerable children, women, and even men out of poverty. Members of Promise provide opportunities such as education and skills training bring that break the chains of injustice and discrimination.  This is whole care for the whole community.

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You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down: Nira’s Fight for Freedom

Born into a family of all sisters, Nira’s parents dedicated her to a life of ritualized prostitution, believing the gods and goddesses would bless them for their sacrifice to them. After dedication, enslaved girls live in their family’s village home where they are used for sex by anyone in the village. It’s sexual slavery and it’s horrific.

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You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down: Nira’s Fight for Freedom

Born into a family of all sisters, Nira’s parents dedicated her to a life of ritualized prostitution, believing the gods and goddesses would bless them for their sacrifice to them. After dedication, enslaved girls live in their family’s village home where they are used for sex by anyone in the village. It’s sexual slavery and it’s horrific.

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