The Background Story
Human trafficking is to be taken against your will to be bought, sold and exploited in many different ways: sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime, domestic servitude or even the sale of organs and human sacrifice. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders.
Trafficking affects every continent and every country
Due to the hidden and illegal nature of human trafficking, gathering statistics on the scale of the problem is difficult. The following statistics may represent an underestimation, but are the most credible and frequently quoted.
According to UNICEF, nearly 75,000 children go missing in India every year and over half of those children are never seen again.
Profits from human trafficking are estimated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to be ₹1,01,873 crores annually. However, the estimated amount of money spent on addressing human trafficking is just ₹2,375 crores.
The 2015 Global Slavery Index estimates that there are 58 lakh people in modern slavery globally.
Oasis India’s impact for the last 10 years
About Oasis India’s project:
Oasis India has liberated many women from the bondages of the commercial sex trade, and has given them hope and dignity through counselling and livelihood training. We are now focusing our work towards creating awareness about human trafficking in order to protect children and other community members from trafficking. Children and the local community members will be empowered to make decisions and take action to bring about positive change within their community.
In our continued effort to fight against this social evil, we plan to set up CVGs (Community Vigilance Groups) in communities and AHT (Antihuman Trafficking) Clubs in schools and colleges. A CVG is a group for 12-14 members identified within the community and trained on trafficking issues to achieve the goals of a CVG. The AHT Clubs (children from high school and colleges), like CVGs, create awareness on trafficking issues and report on a monthly basis to a designated staff in their school/college.
Goal of CVG/AHT clubs:
The long-term goal of creating CVG/AHT clubs is to eradicate/ prevent/ lower the number of trafficking victims in in the communities/schools and colleges at first and then slowly expanding it to the larger society. We also aim to make the CVG/AHT club members responsible citizens and more equipped change agents. CVGs and AHT clubs help with street plays, rallies, and other community engagement to spread awareness throughout their communities/schools and colleges. CVG/AHT club members will also know how to report about human trafficking and help to prevent trafficking in their communities/schools and colleges through knowledge of proper reporting and being alert to potential trafficking situations.
Why do we need your support?
Since anyone can find themselves in a vulnerable situations due to poverty, limited job opportunities, global demand for cheap products and natural disasters, young people and vulnerable communities across the world must be equipped to spot the signs of how they could end up being exploited.
We are looking to prevent human trafficking through awareness sessions in schools, corporates and communities through presentations, street plays, rallies, CVGs and AHT clubs.
How will the money be used?
How your support will help?
Outcome 1: Children and other community members are protected from exploitation and trafficking.
Outcome 2: Community members are inspired to contribute in a constructive way towards positive change in their communities.
Outcome 3: School/college children are educated on human trafficking and participate in creating a better society for themselves and others.
To know more about our work we do please visit our website: www.oasisin.org