Rescue and prosecution
Every day in India vulnerable children are forced, lured and trafficked away from their homes and families for various illegal activities. In the hands of traffickers, young people are often bribed, brainwashed, robbed, drugged, raped, beaten, brutally disfigured – and end up enslaved, working in brothels, on the streets – or even dead. Over the past 31 years we have rescued more than 12.000 women and children from within Karnataka, other states and other countries as well. We carried out more than 418 brothel raids in conjunction with police, and brought more than 250 traffickers to justice. Odanadi often have to deal with serious threats and intimidation from powerful criminal networks.