How is Kranti different from existing anti-trafficking organisations?
Most anti-trafficking organisations fall short. In the name of rehabilitation, many organisations either coerce trafficked women into marriages or teach them fixed vocational skills like sewing that barely afford them a subsistence income. This is not empowering in any way, nor does it affect the root cause of trafficking: women being valued for their bodies rather than their intellects and capabilities. Although a large number of girls are rescued and "rehabilitated" by these organisations, their ineffectiveness cause many of the girls to run away - and a third of them are re-trafficked ("Trafficking in women and children in India", P. M. Nair, Sankar Sen, National Human Rights Commission). The rest are left to fend for themselves, just as dis-empowered as before.
Kranti, which means 'revolution' in Hindi, is revolutionizing the rehabilitation strategy for trafficked women. Our innovation is to put these girls' life choices back in their own hands. We allow them to choose their own career goals and give them access to resources to achieve these goals. Our resident counselor helps them overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, and we have 24 hour medical services on call. In sum, our innovation is to provide holistic services to the girls for their body, mind, spirit and career so that they come out of Kranti as confident women who contribute to the economy and development of the country. Looking at their successes, society will learn to value women for their capabilities and intellect and not just their bodies.
We believe we are pioneers of a disruptive innovation in the sphere of anti-trafficking activities, because we are changing the paradigm of the metrics of the measurement of success of anti-trafficking NGOs from the number of girls "rehabilitated" to the quality of life attained by these girls.