Frequently rescuing young girls from brothels, prosecuting perpetrators and organising awareness raising campaigns in rural areas: all of these activities have a preventive effect. In this way, we prevent thousands of girls from ending up in sexual exploitation.

Children born in a brothel or slum are at high risk of sexual exploitation. Most of the time, children live in very small rooms that can fit only 1 bed, where the rooms also serve as “work areas” for their mothers who work as sex workers. They let their children wait on the streets or under their bed until they are finished with their client. Both options are unacceptable, children wandering outside the brothels are even more vulnerable to become a victim of sexual exploitation. Free a Girl India established a crisis shelter among several brothels in India to prevent children from sexual exploitation. We offer them 24/7 shelter and educational programmes to prevent them from falling into the same work as their mother.