ATC Release: Trafficking in the Neighbourhood

There is a greater vulnerability among the children of economically poor backgrounds to be pushed into the sex trade. Govandi, a slum area in a southeastern suburb of Mumbai, houses 11.6% of Mumbai’s slum population. The area is known for having one of the lowest human development indices in the city and is also unsafe for children, as in the recent years a number of cases of trafficking and sexual maltreatment have been reported in and around Govandi. Aniya’s is one such case of abuse for commercial sexual exploitation in the neighbourhood, absence of a safe space, Prerana’s intervention and eventually her rehabilitation. Read here

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