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A flicker of Hope

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Ronita Dutta & Rohit Sharma

In 2007, Ministry of Women and Child Development reported the presence of 2.8 million sex workers in India, with 35.47 percent of them entering the trade before the age of 18 years. A news item published in The Statesman states that roughly 2 million children are abused and forced into prostitution every year in India. Thousands of defenseless, innocent children and women suffer in the hands of pedophiles and perverts who leave them either to live in seclusion for the rest of their life or just die. Human trafficking has created a complex criminal network – at times, with the patronage of those in power. Lack of suitable laws and law enforcement machinery add to the problem.

Amongst the few organization and institution fighting against human right violation is Prajwala that has helped thousands of trafficked women and girls find a safe haven in their shelter. Its co-founder Sunitha Krishnan was recently invited to speak at TED-India 2009 at Infosys Campus, Mysore. Her eloquence and the power packed speech were appreciated with standing ovation and thunderous clapping from the audience. Here’s a look at what she spoke about-

You can get more information about Prajwala’s endeavors or connect directly with Sunitha here-

http://sunithakrishnan.blogspot.com/

 http://www.prajwalaindia.com/