Human trafficking, child sexual abuse, forced child labour, and early marriages are among the most serious human rights violations in India.
Despite legislative reforms, women and children are extremely vulnerable to discrimination, sexual harassment, exploitation, rape, domestic violence and honour killings.
Project Mukti (meaning « freedom » in Hindi), is a multi-partner project supported by ECPAT Luxembourg which aims to combat human trafficking for sexual and commercial exploitation and child sexual abuse in three source States of trafficking – Assam, Manipur, and West Bengal, one source-cum-transit state – Delhi, and one destination State – Goa.
The aim is to raise awareness among community people including children, adolescents, village headmen, religious leaders, parents, teachers, taxi unions, journalists and women groups. At the same time, the project aims at building strong institutions by building capacities of service providers, Government officials, law enforcement agencies, judiciary and adolescents in order to create a more preventive and protective environment in the state.
The project also seek to conduct rescue operations as well as provide rehabilitative, reintegration and repatriation suppot to victims/survivors of trafficking and child sexual abuse.
In February 2020, FXB India Suraksha has started implementing Project Mukti-II in Manipur, West Bngal and Delhi with a more wider approach of implementing in collaboration with the State Government Departments, strengthening them and assisting them further to creat a more protective and functional institutions at the district and village level in the states.