The “open” border between India and Nepal is fertile ground for the trafficking of women and girls. Passing through this border is an informal process, and Indian and Nepalese citizens can travel from country to country without any documentation. This is an opportunity human traffickers recognize and exploit.
Free for Life’s cornerstone program is border monitoring between India and Nepal. At our station — located in Panitanki, India — trained staff members identify warning signs and intervene to rescue victims. This unique approach is highly effective within the region, and one of the most ethical forms of rescue to exist.
Women and Girls Rescued in 2019
Women and Girls Rescued Since 2010
Traffickers Arrested Since 2010
STORIES of RESCUE
FREE FOR LIFE IN ACTION
At our supported home, women and girls live in a family-style environment, where there is no time limit on their recovery. Each survivor is encouraged to stay until she has completed her education.