VITAL

Red Light District Project

Our red light district project provides protection, counselling and schooling to hundreds of children living in dangerous red light areas where there is a high concentration of hazardous sex work and trafficking. Our aim is to provide a better childhood and brighter future for those we care for.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1121532)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£6,000

Donations

19

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

There are an estimated 400 red light districts in India with millions of prostitutes working in them, 30% of which are children. The children living in these areas are among the most vulnerable to exploitation and abuse as they exist in an environment which is riddled with drugs, violence, alcohol and child trafficking. Many of the children are traumatised and suffer from low self esteem hence counselling plays an essential role in our project.

Solution

We meet the basic needs of all the children living in the red light districts as well as offering other work options to the mothers. Counselling is provided so that these children may heal and continue with their life. Healthcare and food is supplied allowing them to physically heal from the harsh conditions and neglect. Certified courses, internship and awareness programmes are also offered. Since the project began, NO child has followed their mother's into second-generation prostitution!