Education of Children of Sex Workers
There are an estimated three million sex workers in India, of whom 40 percent are children aged 17 years and below. Data from organisations working with CSWs reveal that prostituted children contribute over 15,000 crore rupees (3.2 billion U.S. dollars) every year to the annual prostitution business, valued at 55,000 crore rupees (11.7 billion dollars).
The Central Bureau of Investigation says India occupies an important position as a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking, with an estimated 100 million Indian people involved in the trade.
The sheer scale of prostitution in India is reason enough why mainstreaming children of CSWs into schools and the rest of society is a major crusade for all of us. Admitting them into mainstream schools will help make their lives as normal as possible and ensure that they don't go back as Commercial Sex Workers.
Your donation of Rs 365/- or more can provide resources and support to create safe spaces for these children and provide an education and vocation to mainstream them as children of CSWs are waiting for just an opportunity – and for society to welcome them into its arms.