The symbols of MISSING; larger-than-life black silhouettes of young girls against urban backdrops, which look like sharp, black cut outs of the sky – holes into which millions of girls disappear from the face of the earth into the dark world of prostitution.
The Missing Public Art project started by photographer an installation artist Leena Kejriwal, was a response to her deep sensitivity to the plight of the millions of girls lost into the dark world of sex trafficking. She has since passionately pursued this as a subject of her artwork.
So after the initial exhibitions and multi layered installations in gallery spaces, She realised she wanted to talk to the public outside the gallery through her work. This led her to take the first step to create a strong public artwork that would transcend language barriers and talk to the masses. From this, emerged the Missing silhouette. The silhouette is the black form of a young carefree girl who personifies all the young girls lost into the black holes of sex trafficking.
In 2014, Leena Kejriwal launched MISSING Public Art Project to engage the public on the issue of sex trafficking. It was launched as a public art work, at the India Art Fair and immediately caught the eye of many international and national media through its installations. The project also went viral on social media, gathering thousands of supporters empathising with the cause. This led to the stencil campaign and a successful crowdfunding exercise making the Missing Project for the people, by the people. It also made people think about trafficking and its detrimental effect on the social fabric of our country.
The silhouette became a national symbol of millions of missing girls trafficked everyday, never to be found.
Today, the project is growing rapidly with the formation of the Missing Link Trust. Understanding the way people engage and retain information, we combine art and technology to reach out in innovative ways, be it our MISSING game, murals or the interactive digital comics. At Missing Link Trust, we believe that with the right tools and resources, everyone has the power to become anti-trafficking catalysts in society.
Our campaigns across India encompass our pillars of educate and empower through innovative tools.
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We can build a safer world together, by helping us save a girl before she gets trafficked.
At Missing Link Trust, our partners are not mere donors. They are as invested as us, in the prevention of sex trafficking and share our vision of a world where every girl has a right to be safe. They are individuals, organisations and corporations, believing in the power of awareness and supporting us in our fight against sex trafficking.
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Missing Link Trust is a small but a driven team committed to prevent sex trafficking through creating awareness. We are a passionate bunch and are constantly looking at ways to engage with people across social spectrums.
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Missing Link Trusts follows stringent processes and documentation for every support received. Our transparent financial flow makes it possible for us to adhere to timely updates for all our partners. Our fund utilisation looks at providing maximum long term benefit through awareness and empowerment.
A timeline history of MISSING
Our Board of Trustees
Missing Link Trust benefits immensely from its advisory board and its commitment
to the cause. Experts from various sectors like banking, arts, social leadership,
service industry and mental health have given us their time and access to decades
of experience and critical advice.