Editor’s Note: Children who were victims of child trafficking in India needed your help, and you answered. Your funding is rescuing girls who are trapped in brothels in India, and providing them with the support and care they need to rebuild their lives.
Individual acts of courage and commitment. That’s how we’re fighting back against the horrors of child trafficking.
In India, changemakers like Triveni Acharya are busting brothels and standing up to traffickers, ensuring they are brought to justice for their crimes. As co-founder of the Rescue Foundation, Triveni has led the rescue of more than 4,000 victims of child trafficking in India. After being rescued, girls are immediately taken to one of Rescue Foundation’s safe houses, where they receive health care, legal aid and counseling. Girls are then enrolled in vocational training so they can become financially independent.
Last year, we honored Triveni with our 2013 Humanitarian Award and provided Rescue Foundation with $75,000 in grant funding. So far, our grant has funded the rescue of 171 trafficked girls.
Scroll through the gallery below to meet some of the girls who are now safe, thanks to you:
There are so many other children who still need your help. This holiday season, make a donation in the name of a loved one by visiting worldofchildren.org/holiday. 100% of your gift improves the lives of vulnerable children around the world.