Ignorance and superstition increase the vulnerability of the poor and marginalised to human trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
This is why we do what we do!
In consultation with at-risk women and activists, our Indian colleagues have designed a prevention and awareness programme.
Advice and support
Our field teams work in 200 villages in the southern Indian state of Telangana to empower those women most at risk of exploitation by informing, educating, advising and supporting them.
Many of the women are illiterate and uneducated, so we help them to identify and access government schemes and entitlements designed to improve their situation.
They run awareness sessions in villages as well as at large religious and community festivals.
Field teams help women to access legal help, and work with local officials and police to prevent girls and young women being forced into exploitation.
We want to empower more women so that they are equipped to resist or avoid exploitation and abuse.