BORDER & TRANSIT MONITORING

      INDIA

 

the need.

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 & transit monitoring in India and Nepal. Through this program, 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.


our response. 

THE SUCCESS

Individuals Rescued in 2022

Individuals Rescued Since 2010

Traffickers Arrested Since 2010

Panitanki, India

STORIES of RESCUE

Naresh, Jitender, and Suraj

Naresh, Jitender, and Suraj

NARESH, JITENDER, AND SURAJ'S STORY *To protect the identity of the survivors, their names and image have been changed*  Free for Life’s partner team in New Delhi, India noticed three young boys getting off an express train. They were wearing backpacks and looked...

Deena

Deena

DEENA'S STORY *To protect the identity of this survivor, her name and image have been changed*  Deena* and Anish* sat together on the corner of a platform at the local train station. Deena was tense -- she felt that Anish was too and that confused her. Surely they...

Tanvi

Tanvi

TANVI'S STORY*To protect the identity of this survivor, her name and image have been changed*  Tanvi* covered her face as she stood in a busy train station in India. Two adult males, Rohit and Ashok, were there with her and appeared to be waiting for someone else....

Jasmina

Jasmina

JASMINA'S STORY*To protect the identity of this survivor, her name and image have been changed*  Jasmina was telling the truth when she told monitors in a Delhi train station that she was traveling to find work. She wasn’t telling the truth when she told them she was...

Dok

Dok

DOK'S STORY*To protect the identity of this survivor, her name and image have been changed*  While growing up in a remote village in Thailand, Dok spent her nights sleeping in a shed. She was unloved and unwanted by her family and married off to a much older man while...

Choi

Choi

CHOI'S STORY*To protect the identity of this survivor, her name and image have been changed*  Choi was born into poverty -- she had few opportunities ahead of her in a country bordering Thailand. One day, a woman came to the small village and promised Choi’s parents...

FREE FOR LIFE IN ACTION

OUTREACH & AWARENESS

Our goal is to create concerned citizens who can identify and appropriately respond to potential trafficking scenarios around them.

SHELTERS

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Our scholarship program builds relationships with survivors of human trafficking, so that we can walk hand-in-hand with them as they achieve their dreams.