How many girls are trafficked in India?
More than 2.3 million girls and women were believed to be in the sex industry, and experts believed that more than 200,000 persons were trafficked into, within, or through India annually.
How many under-aged girls are rescued from brothels in India?
Two thousand rescues a year.
Where do the girls come from?
Women’s rights organizations and NGOs estimate that more than 12,000 and perhaps as many as 50,000 women and children were trafficked into India annually from neighboring countries like Nepal for commercial sexual exploitation.
How are girls and women tricked into becoming trafficked?
NGO reports indicate that an increasing number of girls from northeast India – including those with education – are duped with promises of well-paid employment in large cities (like New Delhi) and then forced into prostitution.
Another common tactic is a girl will “fall in love” with a man who will then use her for his own monetary gain by selling her to a pimp or by prostituting her himself.