Human Trafficking is the most undesirable, cowardly and inhuman practice which has been going on across our country. In a land of Goddesses who are being worshipped in thousands of Temples every single day, it is disappointing to see the real state of little Goddesses in every household. These little girls who are barely four, five or six years of age or even younger are abducted and forced into prostitution. Our Society's ethical fabric has serious double standard issues. Places as pious as Varanasi which has lakhs of devotees flocking everyday can be a witness of such a pathetic act. It's a shame.
In the midst of all this, here's an organisation named 'Guriya' which is doing tremendous work at ground level to rescue small girls each day in a wake of providing them a better future.
The land of Ghats and Ganga river. A place for Indians where locals and tourists from all over the world come to wash off their sins in the holy Ganga.
75% - 77% victims enter the trade due to trafficking according to a report by Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India. Only 0.15% (1 in 700) victims are ever identified.
Cases abound where the entire system, right from goons to politicians to policemen are involved in the shameful act and simply do nothing to save these girls. Infact, they blame the girls' parents that it is a case of their girl running away willingly with some man, even if the little girl is just a six-year-old.
Meet Ajeet Singh, the founder of Guriya, an organisation that works towards eradicating human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children.
2023 girls have been saved till now by 'Guriya' since its inception in 1993. Many out of these have adopted alternative source of income and come out of this ugly phase.
Guriya has been involved in various activities such as community mobilization, campaigns in schools, rescue operations, health support, international collaborations and much more.
A vocational session being held at 'Guriya'.
Ajeet Singh, the founder of 'Guriya' was awarded the Nari Shakti Award by the honourable President of India and had tea with Prime Minister, Modi.