With #SaveMissingGirls, Break The Vicious Cycle Of Sex Trafficking

When you’ve got great ideas, you don’t need wings to fly..

But, what happens when ideas are chained? They deprave the very essence of freedom. And when human beings are chained, they deprave the sum and substance of humanity.

In India, 3 million girls are sold and trafficked every year, out of which 1.2 million are young girls. The average age of these prostituted women is between 9 and 12, mostly underage. Since most of the victims of trafficking hail from poor, impoverished families, not much attention is given to trace these missing souls who get absorbed in the cruel world of human trafficking, begging, slavery and prostitution, over time.

Nevertheless, just like every cloud has a silver lining, there are organizations that are helping people to end violence against women, and Missing is one of them. This Kolkata-based NGO is gaining immense accolades from the populace — as it is tirelessly working on the issue of raising awareness and structuring proper rehabilitation, reintegration and repatriation initiatives for the underprivileged girls and children using art and technology as the promising platform for social change. With the tagline Art is Activism, the sole objective of Missing is to protect women and children from the nefarious grasp of human trafficking, while defending their rights and integrity, through intriguing pieces of art that communicates and transcends language and space.

Adding to this, the symbol of Missing is strikingly poignant. The use of black silhouettes of young girls set against urban backdrops is clearly intense enough to engage public on the issue of child trafficking — it serves as a profound reminder that each day countless girls disappear from the face of earth, only to fall deep down into the dark world of prostitution.

Heartbreaking, isn’t it?

Now, you’d be more devastated to know that it only takes 3 days for a girl to go missing, that means even before she understands what’s happening to her, she tends to lose her identity, her family and a fairly happy childhood.

To put an end to all this, Missing has taken a step forward — from raising awareness about how to protect young girls across villages, towns and cities to providing proper rehabilitation facilities, the entire team at Missing is on an endless endeavor to bring about solutions that can change societal thinking and make communities works as a collective. The disturbing issue of sex trafficking is still widely prevalent in today’s world, and Missing is doing its part, but are you?

About the Organization:

Missing Link Trust, established on 28th August 2015 under the Trust Deed, is a non-profit organization based in Kolkata Using Art and Technology for Social Change. Working locally and globally, the campaign is transforming public perceptions, educating individuals, communities and policy makers, and inspiring action to put an end to modern day slavery.

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Starting a conversation on trafficking with the public using art and technology. www.SaveMissingGirls.com

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