Fighting Modern Slavery
There are millions of people trapped in forms of modern slavery in India – more than anywhere else in the world, according to some estimates. While India has strong laws against both sex trafficking and forced labor1, historically, these anti-slavery laws have not been enforced, and traffickers and slave owners have exploited children, women and men with impunity.
When we first began work in India, slavery seemed hidden: Many people told us they didn’t believe it still existed in the country, and those who were aware of it didn’t have hope that anything could change.
But the scales are starting to tip toward justice – and, every day, we are seeing proof that makes us more confident that slavery in India can end within our lifetime.