Trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation is the most dehumanizing trade. A victim in flesh trade is subjected to innumerable physical, sexual and psychological tortures, which leaves irreversible scars in the mind. No human person deserves to be forced into a situation that destroys dignity and damages the self for a lifetime. All efforts therefore needs to be taken to pre-empt such a situation. Prajwala therefore holds the conviction that prevention is better than cure, and that addressing the root cause of sex trafficking is the most effective means of eradicating it. In the anti-trafficking sector preventive interventions largely focus on prevention through education and targeting the community at large. As a result, the organization has developed two interventions that strive to eliminate the sources of trafficking. The first is providing education to equip vulnerable children with skills to ensure a bright future, and the second is targeting vulnerable populations to make them aware of the dangers of commercial sexual exploitation.
Below is some statistical data that illustrate the progressive results of Prajwala’s prevention initiatives.