Every day, children and women are being trapped by traffickers posing as placement agents, forcing them into conditions of modern slavery. It's time to call on the Delhi government to help end human trafficking by enacting the law to regulate placement agencies.
"Every time I look into the mirror I regret the day I decided to go to Delhi." - a 15-year old girl rescued from domestic slavery.
Trafficked into Delhi, she was physically tortured and psychologically traumatised. But there are thousands more like her who are less fortunate - hidden behind closed doors in affluent households of the capital city, trapped into a life of modern slavery.
Trafficking for forced labour is common across India. There are innumerable children and women who go missing from Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Assam and other states every year. With rising poverty and natural disasters, more and more children are dropping out of school. Lack of support from authorities makes them more vulnerable to being lured by fake placement agencies in search of a better life.
Thankfully, the High Court has asked the government of Delhi to draft a law regulating placement agencies. This regulation can be instrumental in identifying traffickers posing as placement agents, and will be a big step towards ending trafficking of people into Delhi for domestic slavery.
Ask Delhi’s Chief Minister to form legislation and help stop trafficking of people into domestic servitude.