Vague laws and a disenfranchised poor has made India ground zero for human trafficking. By one estimate, one child goes missing every eight minutes in the country, of which nearly half are never found. That’s half a million children currently at sea, according to the Indian government. Life for these kids is bleak: a best-case scenario might be domestic servitude, in a home where it’s forbidden to sit down and rest. Many others — mostly girls — are forced to prostitute themselves. Read the full article | TheWorldPost for Huffington Post
Casey Allred became one of the many activists fighting to change it. Along with Chris Davis, a film director, he traveled to the red light districts and brothels where girls are kept. The two hope to release a documentary built from the footage they captured, with the aim to put pressure on the government to act.Their documentary is called Stolen Innocence.