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From trauma to trust – human trafficking and the journey home

India is rated as the fourth most deadly and dangerous country for women in the world, just behind Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Congo. In a country that is pacing quickly ahead through economic progression, India’s cultural traditions keep this nation in a violent past, especially when it comes to the rights of women and girls. During my last few weeks in India I met a young woman who was working with survivors of human trafficking. She introduced me to an organisation called Odanadi, where the world of human trafficking lost it’s facelessness forever. Odanadi, founded in 1993 by two journalist, Stanly and Parashu, is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and reintegrating victims of human trafficking. Human Trafficking is the third largest international crime industry. Unfortunately, when there is space for exploitation, vulnerable women, especially young girls are the first to suffer.