CRS in India

More About Civil Society and Governance

More About India

Sign up for the latest
updates from CRS.

Donate now to Catholic Relief Services

Pray with us. Light a Candle in CRS' Virtual Chapel.

Thwarting Slavery With Education and Vigilance

In remote villages in India, traffickers lure young people away from their homes with promises of good jobs and better lives in the city. Once the teens are separated from family and friends, it's all too easy for them to fall prey to modern-day slave traders.

To thwart traffickers, community vigilance groups keep track of neighbors leaving for jobs and give them a number to call if they get into trouble. CRS partners also teach villagers, especially young people, marketable skills so they don't need to seek employment far from home. And for dropouts, among the most vulnerable to trafficking, bridge schools allow them to return to classes.

This video introduces some of the people whose lives you touch and protect with your support of CRS.

Share on Twitter