Safe Village Programme committed to stopping domestic violence and sex trafficking.
Human Trafficking Statistics
- Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing crime industry in the world today.
- Every three minutes a girl in India is sold into slavery: the average age is twelve years old.
- 200,000 Indian children are tricked, kidnapped or coerced into slavery every year.
- Fewer than one percent of these girls are ever rescued.
- Public awareness is the most effective barrier to human trafficking.
Our 3-Pillar approach
Operation Red Alert has developed a 3 Pillar approach to prevent the trafficking of girls. Our aim is to stop trafficking before it reaches families and steals girls’ lives.
Expose by Mass Media Campaign
The number one barrier to ending human trafficking is awareness. The general Indian public is still largely unaware that trafficking exists, let alone that India has disproportionately more slaves than any other country in the world. We aim to see trafficking become something every Indian is committed to ending. If we are on #RedAlert, India’s daughters will be safe.
Empower by National Helpline
Prior to our helpline, there was no exclusive, national helpline for sex trafficking. With 95 million mobile phones in the country this is an opportunity to put the power to take action in the hands of those who need it most. The helpline is based on a coalition effort of Operation Red Alert’s partner NGOs.
Eradicate by Grassroots Education
Preventing trafficking is impossible if we do not educate the families and villages that traffickers are targeting. In India, most families have no idea that their girls are being taken and sold into sexual exploitation. Most NGO’s efforts are spent in the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked girls. The Operation Red Alert Safe Village Toolkit is reaching at-risk villages around India, teaching families how to keep their daughters safe.