The prostituted women living in these RLAs have little to no agency. Often they are under close control of their brothelkeeper or aadmi (a kind of pimp), with little voice of their own. Here is one
such case of a prostituted mother who was forced to leave her child in the hands of her brothelkeeper, but continued to fight the odds to rescue her child.
Over the course of Prerana’s work in the red-light area, we have come across countless stories of a mother’s resilience to give her children the freedom they deserve. Here is one such case of a mother who fought for her son’s freedom from the clutches of her brothel keeper, and the impact created when multiple stakeholders work together.
This is the story of a boy who fought domestic violence, faced the challenges of being a red-light area child, struggled to study, and managed to pass the 10th standard with flying colors. This is the story of Rohit (name changed), who found peace and harmony in the company of art, and Prerana.
At Prerana, we hear several stories. Some hopeful, some full of courage, but mostly all, heart-wrenching. Neerja (name changed) and her daughter Vini’s (name changed) story is no different. What is inspiring though, is how Vini transformed her life with sheer strength and faith in self and Prerana.
This is the story of Priya Mitra (name changed), a child from the notorious red-light area of Falkland Road in Mumbai. The story traces her and her mother Neelam’s journey, from the heart of darkness to a world where Priya now guards her rights, exercises choices, and enjoys dignity.
Understanding a social crime like human trafficking is complex. Lack of clarity might often lead to confusion with other crimes of a similar nature like human smuggling or illegal migration. However on closer analysis, one might be able to draw a better understanding of these issues. This is the story of a young girl, Ritu Patel (name changed) who was rescued by the Police, assuming it to be a case of trafficking but over a period of time, new facts came to light.