From Violence to Empowerment

Prajawala

“It is in our silence that we perpetuate violence.By empowering ourselves to break the silence, we become the reason for a safe world. ”
Sunitha Krishnan / 01-03-2014

There are some realities in the world…we do not want to hear…nor want to talk. In many ways we have contributed to make it what it is today. Change comes when we have the courage to hear it and the gumption to act.

                                    MEENU

AT 9 YRS SHE HAS SEEN IT ALL! 

An orphan, brought up by her maternal aunt, she worked at a tea stall at the age of 4yrs.

 At the age of 5yrs she was sold to a pimp.

For the next 4 years Meenu traveled through various cities in India like Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Nagpur and was raped by hundreds of men…as a sex slave

At the age of 9yrs she was dumped on a highway near Hyderabad with psychotic depression…and grievously injured body…

                                  AKSHAYA

WHAT ABOUT HER ?

She is just 3yrs old. She is neither poor nor an orphan. Her father is an IIT graduate (a premiere engineering school in India).He was appointed as an Associate Professor in a University. 

That day was her first day in pre-school. When she came back home in the evening…her mother found her profusely bleeding…

Her parents rushed her to the hospital…where the doctor told them that somebody had inserted a blunt object inside the vagina…most probably a fist…

                                                     MY DAUGHTER IS NOT HER !

THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE ! 

Every 22 minutes a woman or a child is reportedly raped in India…

Sexual offences may range from rape, gang rape, molestation, stalking to acid attacks. Out of the total reported cases over 25% are children…some as young as 6 months old…

The available statistics from National Crime Records Bureau indicates an 873% increase in the rate of sexual offences in India in the past 40yrs. 

Most people prefer to look at this as a problem that can happen to anyone, BUT there OWN child…

Do you think your child is really safe?

                SHE WAS SOLD BY HER MOTHER

SEXUAL OFFENCE CAN HAPPEN FOR MONETARY GAINS TOO…

In the world of human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation millions of children are sold as sex slaves…

A billion dollar industry and the second largest organized crime, this modern day form of slavery reaps great benefit by the exploitation of human vulnerabilities. Many a times parents themselves are involved in this heinous crime. 

Little children and young adults are sold to brothels, sex tourism…pornography…for millions of ‘desires’ to prey on their bodies.

 With social media and other online mediums…any child today is vulnerable to be trafficked…

ARE YOU 'THE  PROBLEM'?

Sexual offences and selling human beings as sex slaves happens because we choose to be silent…

In our silence we encourage perpetrators to gain confidence…

Every time when we think ‘it is about them’ and we are safe…we allow a crime to grow…

Lets break our silence…lets break our tolerance to violence…

Together we can create a world which is safe for our children.

                 SURVIVORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING CARVING A NEW FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES

Prajwala based in Hyderabad,India is a unique initiative to fight sexual slavery. Thousands of victims as young as 3yrs old have been rescued and their dignities restored. A holistic intervention which encompasses prevention, rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration the organization has been responsible for setting up one of the largest therapeutic communities for survivors of sexual violence and sex trafficking.

JOIN US IN THIS FIGHT TO END ALL FORMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE...

BREAK YOUR SILENCE NOW !

BY EMPOWERING YOURSELF TO SPEAK...YOU WILL BREAK THE CYCLE OF EXPLOITATION AND VIOLENCE. 

             www.prajwalaindia.com

             sunithakrishnan.blogspot.com

(names have been changed to protect the identity of the victims)

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