The most inspiring people are those who have struggled and suffered throughout their life, and yet they’ve found a way to fill others’ lives with hope and kindness. We are celebrating such real heroes who have fought against their destiny to become a ray of hope for many, who are victims of sex-trafficking.
Every year, thousands of girls across the country are sold into sex slavery. While many suffer in silence, these are some inspiring girls, who were once sold into prostitution but today aspire to become leading lawyers in the country to save the lives of many others from becoming victims.
Once being child brides, these girls were sold by their husbands. Some were sent away to work as a domestic help into unknown houses. And, now they want justice. They aspire to study law to become public prosecutors to stop crimes against girls in the country.
In this battle of justice, they have been supported by the School of Justice, which isn’t an ordinary school. They have collaborated with the top law colleges in the country. The School of Justice provides education and vocational skills to girls. While sharing their inspiring story, the CEO of Free a Girl Movement India, Francis Gracias told the sources:
“The girls with us are very positive in their outlook, but they still have a hankering for justice. That is why they are so passionate about wanting to be a part of the solution. They want to help other victims. The system has failed them but instead of being repulsed by it, they are actively working to become a part of it and amend it.”
While sharing how the girls are enrolled in good colleges and some appear for the CLAT exam (Common Law Admission Test), she further added:
“I sit down with our Law experts from across the country to map the skills of each girl. Then we talk to the Law Colleges and tell them, “Our girl has cleared your entrance test. But she’s a survivor of Child Prostitution and we want to partner with you to get her a good education.”
At IFORHER, we applaud the courage of these inspiring young girls. They are fighting their circumstances to save the lives of many young girls who may be turned into victims and forced into labor or prostitution. As a society, we need to celebrate these inspiring stories because if they are not real heroes then who is?