Prerna and Pompi Banerji

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Prerna (name changed) was sold at the age of 15 years and captivated as a wife for four years. She was saved from a life sexual tortures for year with immense support from the police in Khategaon. Pompi Banerjee is a psychologist and a human rights activist, who has been working with survivors of human trafficking — supporting them to participate in law and policy reforms.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

I am a survivor of the trade in human beings. To combat trafficking, we need legislation centred on its victims now

Both a survivor and an activist discuss why the existing anti-human trafficking laws, the ITPA and IPC regulations, are not victim-centric, and lead to further atrocities against survivors.