VCT Pothnal organized
mass awareness programs in targeted villages of Manvi, taluka,
Raichur District, Karnataka on 14th of August 2023. Lack of
awareness of human trafficking is the biggest barrier in preventing
human trafficking, most of those victimised are either women or
minors (consisting of individuals under 18 years of age who are
recruited, transported, transferred, harboured, or received for
exploitation,). Kidnappers most commonly force women into commercial
sex and indentured servitude. Bride trafficking has also been a
consistent commodity due to skewed sex ratios in certain areas.
Keeping this thought in mind VCT has been creating mass awareness in
schools, AWCs, public places, and residential area so that children
and women are saved from these evil practices. Nearly 150 people
have benefited from this program.