Free a girl India

Free a Girl India aims to fight against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. We do this by raising awareness about the problem of child prostitution and the impunity of offenders of child prostitution. We believe there is a need to change the conversation, to mobilise society to rally behind the girls that have fallen victim to this crime, and to demand justice. It is important to break the silence in many countries about child prostitution and the need to prosecute the offenders.

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It’s a long winding, tough road to justice for CSEC Survivors, Reveals Free a Girl Study

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children (CSEC) is the worst form of human slavery. While many socio-cultural and economic variables contribute to children’s ever-rising demand, each one who falls prey to CSEC in India fights deceit, impunity and numerous hurdles on their road to justice. In order to find many such invaluable insights for the government… Read more

Road To Justice: A Study by Free a Girl to Advance the Cause of Ending CSEC

The Road to Justice is a study by Free a Girl, conducted in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to find invaluable insights to offer to the government and non-government stakeholders in India to advance the cause of ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation of minor survivors . The study recognizes the socio-political background on… Read more

A Call to Stand Up Against Injustice Every Single Day- Shikha Phillips

Today, 17th July is observed as International Justice Day all over the world. Today I encourage everyone reading this to raise their voices against injustice every single day of the year! Fight for what is right. What is important for us, at this moment, is to understand and recognize the power that lies within each… Read more

World Day Against Child Labour – The Girl Child forced into Prostitution

Every second day we hear alarming stories of children suffering a fate they don’t deserve. In 2016, India topped the Global Slavery Index with more than 18 million people trapped in different forms of modern slavery – five times more than any other country in the world. Child prostitution is one such form of modern… Read more

Lest we forget: The missing children of India

Missing children. Two words that conjure up possibly the most dread a parent can feel. Yet in a country like India which has one of largest populations of children in the world, with more than 40 percent of its 1.2 billion people below the age of 18[1], each day, around 150 children go missing[2]. According… Read more

Open Letter to All Men: Work Along with Women So a ‘Women’s Day’ Doesn’t Have to Exist

Dear Men and Boys, Today, I write on behalf of all the girls and women in India who celebrate Women’s Day amidst cynical murmurs of why this ‘Day’ has to exist. I’m all of 17 years old and have been fortunate to be growing up in an age when human rights pioneers made major strides… Read more

Learnings and looking forward

It has been an eventful year for the School for Justice programme after our launch in Mumbai last April. The initiative by Free a Girl supports young girls rescued from the dangers of forced child prostitution and provides them with education and rehabilitation to become part of the solution: by becoming a vital component in… Read more

The Time to Act Against Child Trafficking is Now: Evelien Hölsken

Envision this: Your fundamental rights and freedom has been snatched away from you. You are being forced to work against your will, and persistently live under the threat of uncertainty and violence; eventually ending up as a slave. This is the reality for millions of children, women, and men who are trapped in the global… Read more

Cannes winning

Recognition at Cannes will not only create more awareness about the problem, but also will motivate these young courageous girls to work harder to achieve their goal of becoming lawyers. We are happy the world embraces our cause and the efforts of these young girls to bring about a positive change within the Indian Judicial… Read more