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.
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. Guria has taken legal action thereby breaking up the criminal nexus through bail rejections of traffickers, victim/witness protection, mock trials, opposing custody of victims, brothel seizures, and convictions, etc. It is only legal intervention that will ensure the logical conclusion of our holistic approach, ensure a proper deterrence and set a precedent within society.
Guria is the resource institution for sensitization meetings organized by National Institute for Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) in order to train police officers from different states on the issue of human trafficking and implementation of different laws related to it. Guria has also organized training and sensitization programs for judiciary, advocates, media, Indo-Nepal Border police force, NGOs/CBOs/Stakeholders.
Impressed by the work of Guria, an 11 member delegation of the US Congress visited Guria in the year 2010 to understand the work on human trafficking and the role of the state on the issue. In the year 2014, the founder and director of the organization, Mr. Ajeet Singh met with the US Ambassador on Human Trafficking to discuss the US Trafficking in Persons report (US TIP Report).
Guria also supports volunteers from Princeton University, Smith College, University of Wisconsin, Paris School of Business (PSB), as well as other US programmes including Alliance for Global Education, Where There be Dragons, Leap Now, Carpedium and has built collaborations with Cambridge University and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) in London.
Guria has also collaborated with U.N. Economic and Social Council Report on human rights defenders 2006, Asian Human Rights Commission (Hong Kong), FRONTLINE (Ireland), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, UN Rapporteurs on trafficking and sale of children and UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Geneva.
An important concern for the women in the red light areas is health care since their bodies are treated as commodities. Guria also provides emergency health support to women from the red light area and facilitates referral services by escorting them to the nearest government hospital and providing them the financial support for the treatment. We also ensure these women continue to access the government health services.