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Breaking the Cycle of Human Trafficking in India with Education

"While hard statistics on the number of women who’ve been forced into the sex trade are hard to come by, last year the Global Slavery Index found that 18 million people were living in slavery in India. Amrita (name changed), 54, was trafficked from Andhra Pradesh, a state along the country’s southeastern coast, to Delhi when she was 13 years old. She was lured from her village by a neighbor who promised that her Bollywood crush was waiting in Delhi to marry her. But instead of finding teenage love, she spent the next 35 years working in brothels along Garstin Bastion Road."  ...

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2017 Superbowl

Did you know that the Super Bowl is the largest human trafficking event in the United States? While we know that human trafficking is not limited to the Super Bowl, several factors play into why human trafficking increases at large events like this. We aren't here to argue about numbers and statistics. The problem is that a statistic exists, because EVERY LIFE MATTERS. "The first thing people can do is to talk about it, because if we can raise the awareness, that is the first line of battle." #tackledemandOver 25 groups united to fight sex trafficking at the Super Bowl |...

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2017: India's Sex Trade Article

“Shortly after puberty, I was forced into a marriage I never wanted, with a much older man. I thought my husband would at least treat me well but my fate was cursed. He was worse than anything.” Read the article here: India's Sex Slave Trade Thriving with Impunity

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2015 Update

Hello Freedom Trade Family, We would like to thank you for your support this year. It has meant so much to us as a new organization. This has been a year of learning. We found out we have a lot more to learn! Because of generous supporters like you we were able to have some vital in-country training. We made numerous relationships within the state of West Bengal and gained some mentors through a 14-year-old organization called Freeset Global (freesetglobal.com). Freeset has a “business incubator” and have offered to walk with us through the journey of establishing a new freedom...

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