While conducting the last awareness session, it was indicative from their faces that most of the children present in that classroom, were aware about the issue of sex trafficking. To recognize such a horrific issue at a mere age of fourteen or fifteen, is something that should drive us to protect these children and preserve the sanctity of their childhood.
We usually visit schools in rural Bengal which are situated in the outskirts of Kolkata, but a few weeks ago we visited a girls school in Kolkata and saw a remarkable difference in the children. The “city girls” had a much stronger command and understanding of the issue and were well equipped to provide solutions to Ayesha’s story and how they would handle any untoward behavior. This proves again, how important it is to spread awareness in the more vulnerable and rural areas of the country.
Sex trafficking is one of the darkest and deepest issues, still widely prevalent in the world we live in; we have to do our bit to stop this trade, and save millions of girls who are vulnerable, and rescue the lives of those who have been victims of this issue.