Diya and her 11-year-old daughter stepped into new lives of freedom in November of last year. Today, three more children have escaped their traffickers and are safely in our care because of Diya’s bravery and quick thinking!
In some instances, trafficked individuals are completely unaware of the dangers they are about to encounter, and our pre-emptive rescue interrupts the deceptive process. This was the case for all three of these girls.
The UN describes violence against women and girls (VAWG) as one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remaining largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
I remember one night I got a phone call from one of the boys, he was at a brothel and he was really desperate. He had a 13-year-old girl and there were heaps of guys who were trying to take the kid off him.