What Does Trafficking Look Like in India?

In India, while private prostitution is legal, public prostitution - including brothels and red-light districts, are illegal, but the laws are rarely enforced and it is easy for sex buyers to find brothels. Children are often trafficked due to poverty or organized crime. We commonly see parents that sell their daughters and husbands that sell their wives. Freedom is difficult and dangerous, and women who have been in the sex trade for many years have a sense of despair with no hope. The Department of State has listed India as a Tier 2 Country in the 2022 Trafficking of Persons Report, meaning their government does not fully meet the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA)’s minimum standards but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards. As a result of the national religion’s caste system, most of the women are from lower castes and believe that it’s their destiny to not have a better life, which is why bringing The Gospel is all the more important.
Learn more about trafficking in India here

Partners in India

We partner with local Indian organizations that provide vocational training, engage in spiritual discovery/discipleship, and provide a community for physical, social, and emotional support. We work with these partners to find shelter when needed. If a woman desires to return home, our network of national Indian and Nepali partners will help them to do so.

Stories from India

November 26, 2022
Shama's Story
I was born in a poor, small village. My family arranged a marriage for me when I was just 10 years old. I wanted to do my part to help...
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September 8, 2021
The Story of Two Brothel Madams
These are the miraculous stories of two brothel madams who have been saved by the love of Christ. Maya was brought to the red-light districts at around age 11, before...
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November 26, 2020
Sancha's Story
The Hilltop of Hope team met Sancha while sharing the Gospel. She is half paralyzed, and her hands don't work properly. Because of that, her parents were afraid no one...
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March 7, 2019
Sabina's Story
At age 15, I was married off to a man I didn't know. Soon, my baby daughter brought me much joy, until a disease took her life away 10 months...
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