Fighting for a Future
Prerana has been working in the red-light areas (RLAs) of Mumbai since 1986. Prerana provides several critically important services like Night Care Center (NCC), Educational Support Program (ESP), to ensure the safety and well being of the children of victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking on 24×7 basis.
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.