Guria is non-profit organization that is both dedicated to fighting child prostitution, second generation prostitution, and sex trafficking in Northern India, and to achieving freedom worldwide.
According to a 2016 estimate by the Global Slavery Index, there are 45.8 million individuals involved in some form of modern slavery. Out of these, more than 18 million (highest in the world) people are living in conditions of modern slavery in India (Global Slavery Index 2016)
Globally, human trafficking is the second largest – and fastest growing – criminal industry in the world. (Polaris Project)
800,000 people, 80% women, are trafficked internationally every year. (The 2014 U.S. TIP Report)
Over 4.5 million individuals worldwide are victims of forced commercial sexual exploitation. (ILO Report, 2014)
Human trafficking earns profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers. $99 billion of that is from commercial sexual exploitation. (ILO Report, 2014)
According to the 2015 State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, there were only 10,051 prosecutions and 4,443 convictions for trafficking globally in 2014. (The 2014 U.S. TIP Report)
75% to 77% victims enter the sex trade through trafficking (Report: Girls and women in prostitution in India, Supported by Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. Of India)
Only 0.15% (i.e. 1 in every 700) victims are ever identified ( US TIP Report 2012)
Guria has strived to intervene in various sectors to achieve our primary goal of rescuing women and achieving a place safe for women. Through the various activities Guria, has become successful in achieving the goals.
Through our various interventions regarding prevention, protection, prosecution and rehabilitation we strive towards providing a safe haven for the victims of flesh trade by helping them rebuild their lives.
We at Guria believe that to achieve sustainability for both the survivors and this movement against child trafficking and sexual exploitation, we need peoples’ ownership and participation at source, transit,
Children, being the youngest section of the society, are easiest to mould and make the best messengers of social issues. By making the children aware, we also create awareness in their families and neighbours about the trafficking and exploitation.
Guria as an NGO that is dedicated towards prevention of human trafficking realises that merely carrying out rescue operations or charity work for the victims will not be effective in combating human trafficking.
In order to prevent second generation prostitution, Guria works towards providing basic literacy to the children of the red light areas in and around Varanasi, along with meals. In these centres a lot of post traumatic therapy...
Guria has garnered support from the national agencies on human rights like National Human Rights Commision, National Commission for Women, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in the cases related to sex trafficking,
Part of our larger, holistic approach to combating human trafficking is to rescue women and children from being trafficked for sex and labour. Over the years, Guria has successfully rescued more than 2000 persons from the clutches of slavery.