There are 18 million children enslaved in India, all of whom face some form of sexual exploitation everyday. Devi is a resilient young mother who went from being a victim to a survivor of sexual exploitation, and now dreams of leading the way for other women.
As she gently runs a comb through a little girl’s hair, she gazes into the distance with misty eyes. Memories of her daughter’s playfulness come rushing back to her. This is Devi, a soft-spoken warrior who escaped years of abuse and sexual exploitation by people she trusted and called family. Now in a safe space, surrounded by people who love and care for her, she has found courage within herself – to reclaim her own life, and enrich those of others like her. “Only I know what I have gone through. I decided to tell my story, so that I could help others.”
The need of the hour is to create awareness and initiate affirmative action. To find out how you can help, please visit the iPartner India website.