School for Justice: India's Sex Trafficking Survivors Fight Back

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School for Justice: India's Sex Trafficking Survivors Fight Back

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Shortly after her 16th birthday, Lata was married to a local man in Kultali, India. Two months after her wedding day, Lata’s husband sold her to a brothel.

Lata joined an estimated 1.2 million Indian children forced into prostitution. For most of these children there’s little hope of a brighter future, but Lata’s story is different. She escaped—and now, she wants justice.

"Becoming a lawyer is my dream,” Lata says, “and bringing justice to those responsible for forced child prostitution is my goal … I want to punish the men who did this to me."

Lata is one of 19 former underage sex-workers who form the inaugural class of the Free a Girl Movement’s School for Justice. The school is helping these young women receive law degrees with a specialized focus on child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

Learn more about the School for Justice, and how you can support the fight against child prostitution in India, here.

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