Guria Project to Prevent Child Trafficking and Prostitution

Location: Gorakpur, Varanasi, Mau and Azamgarh districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Ajeet Singh
CRY support since: 1996 – 1997

  • 70 out of the 107 identified cases were traced out Legal interventions were filed in 53 cases against 127 traffickers at district level.
  • 348 bonded labourers (both adults and minors) have been rescued from different worksites where they were forced into labour
  • 100 cases of trafficking documented with all the socio economic details; pattern of trafficking, legal documents and evidences

Guria has been intervening in Gorakpur, Varanasi, Mau and Azamgarh the four intervention districts of Eastern UP. These districts are the origin, transit and culmination of child trafficking and child prostitution. Eastern UP is the area with high incidents of child trafficking and child prostitution because of its geographical location. Guria has been working efficiently on the sensitive and critical issue of child trafficking in the districts. The partner engagement is with the children in sex trade and children of sex workers. The partner’s intervention covers preventive measures, rescue, legal interventions and awareness among people in the areas of origin, transit and destination in the State. Sustained advocacy is important to change the mindset of stakeholders. Guria has constructively engaged with the concerned national institutions (NCPCR, NHRC), local administration, police, supreme court, regional judiciary and security forces (SSB). The organization is also engaging in policy making to control human trafficking at the national level. These associations yielded positive results with the stakeholders.