A very special thank you to Amanda of Off of Broadway for letting me borrow this skirt from her etsy shop. The great thing about Amanda is that she too has a heart for victims of human trafficking. When you buy from her shop she will be giving 100% of the profits to International Princess Project. She also will be selling Punjammies in her store (made by the saved victims). More information on this organization below!
Reason why I’m doing this #2:
While I am playing with my sons and trying to teach them about life, there are many young girls in India who are forced into prostitution. Many of these girls/women are caged in their brothels in red-light districts and are abused and raped each day by many men who pay for their services (in which they never are able to keep their money). International Princess Project works to restore these women out of such slavery and give them the skills and opportunity to make clothing so they can make their own living. PUNJAMMIES is part of their aftercare of restoration. It helps these women realize they are more than a commodity. IPP also helps educate, give medical care, and help them have a chance of being integrated back into society without being labeled by terms for the people they were forced to become or without them being forced again into prostitution. Please help support IPP‘s work today! I have listed some statistics dealing with the women in which IPP helps. I got the list from a book called Beyond the Soiled Curtain which I read recently. Most were cited from state.gov and ecpat.net (and other places referenced in their endnotes).
- 2.3 million girls and women work as prostitutes & madams in India.
- 2,000 girls are rescued from sex-slavery each year in India.
- 200,000 persons are trafficked into, within or through India annually.
- 40,000 trafficked Nepalese children work in prostitution in India.
- 65 million children in India are disadvantaged; they may lack food, drinking water, shelter, medical care and the opportunity for an education.
- 70% of the sex workers in Bombay, India are HIV-positive.
- 200,000 women and girls work in the brothels of Bombay.
- 90% of the children of prostituted women in Bombay eventually become enslaved in prostitution.
- $400 million in revenue is generated each year by Bombay’s red-light district.