The final part of our 4-part series on Trafficking Prevention as part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Tanushri* lived in darkness for the first years of her life. She was born into a maze of filthy hallways and tiny rooms, because her mother was imprisoned in a brothel. Tanushri’s mother dreamed of a different future for her daughter. Each morning she would wake up and stare out the window, hoping for an answer for her child.
Our co-workers often encouraged the girl’s mother with their love and prayers. One day they offered her the solution she was dreaming about: Tanushri could grow up in a safe home, and her mother could see her regularly. Even better, Tanushri’s mother could gain an alternative skill at the new She Is Safe Transformation Group meetings, and one day live free of sex slavery.
Tanushri is quiet, but she loves the new sisters that she has gained in the Safe Home. She enjoys school and wants to be a teacher one day. Like most young children, she would rather be outside playing or snacking on noodles with her friends. Tanushri is thankful for her new life, and she prays that soon her mother can move out of that terrible place.
*She Is a Safe uses representative names and photos to preserve the security and dignity of those we serve.
- It is estimated that 1.2 million children are exploited in prostitution throughout the country
- About 27 million children are born every year in India. Nearly 2 million of them do not live to age five, often due to malnutrition.
- There are over 200 million illiterate women in India.
India continues to be one of the most dangerous places on earth for women and girls. Pray for the safety of those who are most at risk. Those who have been abused and exploited have suffered deep wounds. Pray for the spiritual, physical and emotional restoration of the rescued women and girls.
- There are 230,000 people currently enslaved in Nepal.
- 10,000 to 15,000 Nepali women and girls are trafficked to India every year.
- The adult female literacy rate is only 65.7%
Pray that God’s love will take root in communities where girls live at risk, and that trafficked girls will be intercepted and set on new paths of freedom and faith.
Thank you for taking the time to pray through Human Trafficking Prevention Month with us. Of course, prevention doesn’t end here! Now that you know how to pray for these women and girls, be an advocate for them. The easiest way to do this is order a copy of Forgotten Girls and form a study group so these girls are no longer forgotten.
For National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, help rescue girls like Tanushri from being abused:
- Share Tanushri’s story with others
- Give a gift to She Is Safe and help rescue girls in India and Nepal, while preventing the abuse and slavery of girls and women who are at highest risk.