Human trafficking in
India has become an organized crime generating a business
worth several crores. An alarming number of women and children
being trafficked from bordering countries of Nepal, Bangladesh
are continuously increasing each year. Trafficking is mostly
disguised as migration, commercial sex or marriage. What
begins as a voluntary decision due to deprived state of
affairs, and lack of employment among families, trafficking
often ends up as inhuman acts, making the victim land in
unfamiliar conditions, having to do unexpected work.
ATSEC India is therefore armed with a mission to go all out in
its efforts to ensure protection from trafficking and sexual
exploitation to all children and women.
of change’ is the
first issue of ATSEC India newsletter, which has seen the
light of the day due to the support of CAP/AED. They have also
helped us come out with an e-newsletter, which can be read on
our website. It is my great pleasure that now our patrons,
friends, volunteers, well wishers and member organization of
ATSEC India and ATSEC country chapters in Bangladesh, Nepal,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka can avail news and information on
events easily and contribute their feedback. ATSEC India has
541 member organizations from 26 states of India; therefore
from next issue onwards we will cover news and forthcoming
event information from ATSEC at various parts of the country.
Kindly send us reports on events held and details of victims
rescued, accused convicted, victims and survivors restored
back to home and repatriated etc. We would like to have case
studies and best practices from our State Chapters too.
are welcome to suggest improvements in the newsletter.
National Coordinator and Secretary General, ATSEC India