Every Conversation Counts

It was 9.30pm on September 25th when I reached Meerut. Freedom Firm staff were in Meerut as they had identified a young girl in prostitution and planned to initiate a rescue operation. I was on my first field trip to observe and understand the ground reality of rescue...

My Cellphone Camera Makes Investigation Easier

Victim: Don’t worry, they (the police) will not come here, just relax. Please show me your phone. Victim:   Don’t worry, nothing will happen to you sweetheart. Investigator:   How can you say that? Outside so many cops are there. Victim:   Don’t worry, they will not...

Life As A Social Worker

I was new to Freedom Firm, on my second raid, and, and the only aftercare staff present. A complete novice in social work, I need hardly explain how scared I was. When we rescued the targeted girl, she could barely stand. She had had too many customers and too many...

Changing the System | Allahabad

“In the court, they laughed at us, argued we should have no basis to speak, and even threatened our team.” Evan Henck, Regional Director, Freedom Firm. Freedom Firm’s first rescue in Allahabad really surprised us. We had been expecting to encounter significant...

Daughters  

Dowry, female infanticide and trafficking of women and children begin when a girl or woman is undervalued. This identity is reinforced as she grows up. What starts within the family, pervades into the community and becomes a strong culture.  At the heart of every...