Our Work

 

Rescue

RESTORATION

JUSTICE

Watch a video about how Freedom Firm started

WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING?

Sex trafficking is the buying or selling of a person for commercial sexual gain. The two most common ways that traffickers get a hold of their victims; they advertise fictitious jobs that promise big salaries in other cities or countries or they approach the victim or victim’s parents directly with an incredible fictitious job (in some cases, the parents sell their children to traffickers for a pittance knowing fully well that a life of sexual slavery await them.)  The promise of a better life for their children in a big city is too good to resist.  When the unsuspecting victims comes for the interview, they are drugged, intimated or beaten. They are taken to the brothel, where under the supervision of the brothel keeper, are initiated into the trade.

The other way is when the young girl is abducted by a trafficker and sold into the trade or boyfriend who spent months wooing her and winning her trust, only to sell her to a brothel. 

According to Indian government figures, approximately 1.2 million children are exploited in brothels  each year. 

Sex trafficking of children is a criminal offense in India. Learn more about the laws here.

RESCUE

Each rescue takes meticulous planning and fastidious execution

Our investigation team comb towns and villages searching for minor girls engaged in prostitution. Once they find these girls, they document the crime, and share their findings with the police. With assistance from Freedom Firm, the police raid brothels and arrest brothel keepers, traffickers, and customers and take them to the police station. An official complaint, First Information Reports is filed. Our social workers take care of the rescued girls’ accompany them to a government hospital where medical tests are completed and then accompany them to a government or private shelter home.

RESCUE

RESTORATION

RESTORATION

We have limited time to make a HUGE impact

Freedom Firm’s aftercare team visits the girls in the shelter homes and through life skill and vocational training, arts and craft activities, the restoration process begins. In time the girls heal, grow, and become independent. Every year Freedom Firm organizes two adventure camps for rescued girls living in government shelter homes. Through inspirational stories, personal sharing, arts and crafts activities, outdoor activities, , the girls learn how to heal, let go of the past, how to work in a team and how they can have a beautiful and bright future.

JUSTICE

In Law We Trust

Freedom Firm is fighting to create systemic change throughout India through the consistent application of the laws against trafficking. Our legal team monitors each case closely, working to prepare witnesses, and assist at trial. We pursue every case until a verdict is reached. We will file an appeal or petition in the higher courts whenever our case is dismissed in lower courts.

Communities

Bedia
Kanjars
Banchchadas
Nats
Devadasis