In India alone, there are approximately 2.8 million people trapped in slavery. Government statistics indicate that every year, 70,000 people (mostly women and children) go missing in India, with the majority believed to having been trafficked or sold. The most likely victims of this bondage are those living on less than a $1 a day. Their desperate situations leave them vulnerable to exploitation.
Young girls and women are repeatedly being sexually exploited and raped for profit. These innocent victims are often coerced, forced, or kidnapped into sex trafficking from remote areas of India due to their extreme poverty. A person cannot simply be purchased out of this life. Paying a pimp in order to rescue one child enables that pimp to purchase even more victims.
It takes a collaborative effort to abolish slavery in India, but the results of rescued victims are worth all the time, money, and hard work. Providing "homes of hope" in many cities throughout India has been a powerful tool of Project Rescue. Offering child care in the midst of a brothel while the mother is forced to be raped for profit is enabling many to escape the slavery. There are thousands upon thousands that need to be rescued. They cannot get out on their own. The Stop Trafficking Project® works to enhance and support the efforts of Project Rescue.