Temple prostitution in Hindu temples has created a religious gateway into child sex trafficking in India and Southeast Asia.
Around the age of 13, girls are ceremoniously handed over to priests in Hindu temples to spend the rest of their youth serving the Hindu gods through sex acts. The money generated from this exploitation goes into the hands of priests and back into the temple.In 1988, the Indian government made the practice of temple prostitution illegal, yet India accounts for over 8 million slaves in the world today according to the Global Slavery Index.
These girls (and boys) deserve better.
Girl Set Free funds the interception and rescue of human trafficking victims across the world, including those subjected to temple prostitution in India and Nepal.