Our colleagues in South Asia risk their lives every day when performing their work of freeing young girls from brothels. To give you an insight into how they work, we have described their work methods. Although every situation is different, the following summary may serve as a general overview.

Part IV Convicting human traffickers

To make a lasting change, we and our colleagues from the legal teams of our partner organisations are committed to convicting brothel owners and traffickers.

  • Our colleagues gather and document information about the accused person(s).
  • They file charges against the accused offender in the court.
  • The girl receives support and guidance from our colleagues in order to deal with the legal process.
  • The girl is asked to testify and her statement is officially recorded.
  • The girl’s lawyer (one of our colleagues) makes a plea to convince the court to convict the accused.
  • Our colleagues follow the case closely (sometimes cases run over several years). The trafficker receives a sentence or the case is acquitted if there is insufficient evidence.