ABOUT OUR WORK IN
Issues Facing Women and Girls in India
Nearly 8 million people are enslaved in India, the majority are women and girls.
One in three of the world’s child brides live in India. Of the country’s 223 million child brides, 102 million were married before turning 15.
Sex trafficking has devastating consequences for minors.
We rescue and restore girls as young as three from brothels, providing them a safe home, education, nurture and the love of Christ. We help them heal so they can flourish. Through this process, we are reversing a cycle of destruction. As the girls heal from abuse and trauma, they often want to serve by giving back to the community as teachers and mentors.
In She Is Safe Groups, we train and support local groups of women to create savings and loan programs, develop literacy, leadership, and livelihood. Group members meet weekly to support each other and learn about health, risks for girls, and the tricks of traffickers and loan sharks.
FROM THE FIELD
Rocks to Receiving
Myna spent her days in slave labor – pounding rocks to make gravel in the
miserable heat. She cried to attend school, but was told that she would never be allowed to break away from her work and walk the long distance to the nearest school.
God had other plans for Myna. The women of her village joined a She Is Safe
Transformation Group, where they learned about the value of every girl and woman.
The group gathered men to help them build a school, and then lobbied every
household to send boys and girls to the new school.
The women persisted until Myna was allowed to join classes. She quickly excelled, and was awarded a scholarship for her future studies.