Sold, Drugged, Raped: A Story of an Indian Child Prostitute
India is a country with unbelievable injustices spread across the streets for all to witness. With 192 million people in its lowest tier of society (cruelly named the ‘untouchables’), immense poverty and a staggering lack of education, India is a perfect breeding ground for human trafficking. An estimated 14 million people are in slavery in India. This is not acceptable.
Meet Rachna. At just seven years old, Rachna is feisty and beautiful. She is an intelligent young girl but like more than half of Delhi’s slum-dwelling children, she does not attend any school. Rachna earns money by dancing in between the cars on the busy roads of Delhi.
As time goes on and Rachna’s family increases, her pitiful earnings from dancing are not enough to feed her brothers and sisters and she becomes one of the hundreds of thousands of children sold into sexual slavery.
Drugged and confused, she will be violently raped several times until she blindly accepts her fate. Locked in a cage until she is chosen by men three times her age, Rachna will be the victim of sexual crimes many times each night. Sex crimes in India, whilst prolific, are enormously under-punished and often a blind eye is turned. If she tries to escape, she will be beaten or worse. This will be Rachna’s future until she dies, she is too old to be wanted, or she is rescued.
Rachna’s life, her beauty, her intelligence, her future and her hope have been stolen. It’s more than bleak. It’s evil, and it’s not just Rachna. This story could be told by millions.
Destiny Rescue is fighting for these children. Horrific tales like this are prevalent right across India. We are desperate to rescue these children from such unbelievable horrors. We want to see children like Rachna smiling again because they have been restored and given hope.
Will you join us in this fight? Will you give of your time and money to help us rescue young children like Rachna from a life of ashes and mourning to give them a crown of beauty and gladness?
Millions of children are calling. Can you answer?
Disclaimer: Rachna’s story is representative of many children’s real stories and is based upon a Destiny Rescue volunteer’s findings and experiences on a recent visit to India. The image used is for illustrative purposes.
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