Prajwala

Prajwala is an non-governmental organization in Hyderabad, India, opposed to forced prostitution and sex trafficking. It was founded by Sunitha Krishnan, an Indian social activist. As of 2007, Prajwala operated 17 schools in Hyderabad as part of Krishnan's strategy to remove women from brothels by first giving their children educational and vocational opportunities outside of the red-light districts. In addition to her local work, she also has tried to increase pressure on foreign governments who, she says, fail to adequately enforce laws against sex-trafficking and sexual predation. For example, she says that although Americans comprise 25% of sex tourists in Asia, the US government does too little to prosecute them.

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