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After drug dealing, Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing.1

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200,000 persons are trafficked In India annually.2 The most prevalent destination for trafficked people in India is employment in the commercial sex industry.3 In 1998 the average age of those being trafficked was 18. By 2000, the average age had dropped to 15.⁴India’s sex industry includes some 2 million sex workers, 20% of which are under age 16.⁴


  1. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  2. Justice For Women
  3. Dynamics of Trafficking of Women & Children in South Asia, Asia Development Bank, 2003.
  4. India Human Rights Report, submitted to Congress by the U.S. Secretary of State
  5. National Human Rights Commission, UNIFEM.
  6. Human Trafficking in India, Stanford University, March 12, 2010
  7. 2014 – Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report (excerpt)
  8. Full TIP report and accompanying documents

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There is a critical need for high quality after-care services for women who are rescued from the sex trade.  Existing governmental programs are generally overburdened and/or poorly resourced.⁶

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After-care programs work to help the victims rebuild their lives and respond to the complex emotional and physical needs that are often the result of abuse. These programs attempt to address both the immediate and long-term needs of each victim of trauma. Services may include residential facilities, medical and mental health care, education, job training and economic development programs.

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New Horizons House, through our controlled affiliate (read Overview), is establishing a state-of the-art after-care facility in the city of Bhimavaram which is located in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh.

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This facility will provide educational opportunities, trauma care/counseling and vocational training for minor girls. Our goal is to provide an environment which will nourish a girl’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and allow her to not simply survive the past but to thrive with a renewed sense of dignity and purpose.

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Why Andhra Pradesh, India

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