Trafficking for exploitation in the labour sector

Persons (men, women, and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of exploiting their bodily labour in the labour sector; children trafficked on brick kilns, men trafficked as farm labour, children used in the supply chains of some high end products or as domestic help are some examples.

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Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of exploiting them as prostitutes, making pornographic films and other objectionable material on them. They are lured with false promises of marriage, or forcibly procured and sold into the sex trade.

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Trafficking to exploit children by forcing them to become soldiers

Persons (men, women and transgender) are forcibly inducted illegally for the purpose of engaging them in armed hostilities like wars, terrorism, ethnic aggression, ultra radical political movements, arms trade, etc. There were cases of such trafficking of children in the Naxal affected areas in India.

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Trafficking for exploitation in the clandestine entertainment industry

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of exploiting them in illegal or exploitative entertainment like circus, dance bars tamasha (vulgar folk theatre), nude clubs, lap dancing, pornographic films, etc. The girls and women trafficked and forced to moonlight as prostitutes.

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Trafficking for harvesting organs from a living human being

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of forcibly and deceptively harvesting their bodily organs such as kidneys, liver, skin, blood etc. They cannot be manufactured unlike an industrial product. They have to be harvested from a human being dead or alive.

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Trafficking of children to be sold in illegal adoption

New born babies, infants, children are stolen from the custody of parents, and abandoned unescorted babies and children are taken into possession in order to sell them for profits in the illegal adoption rackets, or to sell them to the adults or couples looking for unclaimed babies to be illegally adopted.

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Trafficking for exploitation in organized beggary

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of making them beg in public places and make profits thereupon. Persons of all ages are trafficked for the criminally organized beggary rackets. This in turn has led to stealing of new born infants from public places, and maternity homes.

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Trafficking of women to be exploited as sex provider by under the garb of marriage

Persons (mostly girls and young women) are deceptively or forcibly, or by the abuse of their vulnerability, or by offering them incentives purchased as brides but are actually used for sexual pleasure often by the men for some time and are then abandoned. In some cases, they are exploited as a common wife of all men in a family and as a common unpaid labour.

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HIGHLIGHTS

A Bright Soul In The Heart Of Darkness – The Story Of Priya Mitra

(Friday, November 30, 2018)

Prerana’s decades of endeavor to end intergenerational sex trafficking of children has repeatedly brought to the fore the supreme importance of formal education as a unique key to liberation and development while simultaneously providing protection, immunity and resilience against victimization in the sex trade. This is the story of Priya Mitra (name changed), a child from the red-light area of Falkland Road. The story traces her and her mother Neelam’s journey from the heart of darkness to a world where Priya now guards her rights, exercises choices and enjoys dignity.

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Behaviour Modification at Prerana 

(Thursday, September 6, 2018)

Prerana, working with vulnerable and marginalized children for over three decades, has observed numerous behavioural concerns among children. Thus, using behaviour modification techniques or behavioural reinforcements help in addressing these concerns. At Prerana, different tools and techniques are used to help reinforce positive behaviour in children. The team at Prerana began utilizing behavioural modification or behavioural reinforcements techniques from the year 2000.

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Restoring Dignity Through Education
(Tuesday, August 28, 2018)

With the vicious circle that trafficking is, it is important to educate and make children of those trafficked aware of their rights. It is pertinent, as traffickers increasingly exploit the child’s vulnerability. Educating such children about their rights not only helps prevent trafficking, but also opens the door for their future where they are empowered enough to pull themselves and their family out of the unending cycle of trafficking. Jeet’s case is one such effort by Prerana to support the dream of this little boy and his trafficked mother, keen on providing the best education she could to him, so that he doesn’t meet the same fate as hers..

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Assessment Of Education Support Program-June 2018
(Monday, August 13, 2018)

Education is an important tool in the contemporary world in order to lead a
dignified life, ensure socio-economic development and open doors to
opportunities for persons from all walks of life. Education, although slow and
steady, can help end the poverty cycle. The Education Support Program (ESP) was prompted as a result of one of Prerana’s priorities for intervention, namely ending intergenerational trafficking. The ESP was born out of the organization’s commitment to the children’s right to education.

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Analysing the Bill of the proposed Anti Trafficking Law 2018

(Monday, July 23, 2018)

As the Prerana Anti Trafficking Centre (ATC) team, we would like to share the thoughts we have on the Bill of the proposed Anti Trafficking Law 2018, which is scheduled to be tabled during the monsoon session of Parliament that began on Wednesday, 18th July.

 

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Mainstreaming The Marginalized 

(Saturday, July 7, 2018)

Prerana has been working with women and children from the Red-Light Areas in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, since 1986. They are a section of society that is still ignored and left out of the mainstream society. ‘Mainstreaming the Marginalized’ discusses the approach and the process we follow while working to ensure that these invisible women and children move past the trauma to find their place in the outside world.

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4 yrs since POCSOA in Maharashtra: Authorities lack understanding of Act, says study
(Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

It has been four years since Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSOA) was introduced in Maharashtra, yet neither the police nor the child welfare committees, hospitals, special public prosecutors, district child protection units, or juvenile justice boards have a clear idea about the ambit of the Act. What’s more alarming is the worryingly child-unfriendly way in which the matters are dealt with, finds a new study conducted by anti-trafficking organisation Prerana.

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Discovering The Strength Within – A Case Study
(Friday, April 27, 2018)

In Prerana, we hear several stories every year. Some hopeful, some full of courage, but mostly all, heart wrenching. Neerja and her daughter Vini’s story is no different. What is inspiring though, is how Vini transformed her life with sheer strength and faith in self and the organisation.

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