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Nov 24, 2021
Shanti rescued TWICE
Freedom Firm helps rescue Shanti twice....
Nov 17, 2021
Landmark Rescue Leads to Mob Scene
On November 14th around 1:30 pm, our team helped police rescue 6 victims and arrest 9 suspects!
Oct 30, 2021
Rescued After 5 Days of Forced Prostitution
Sahi was trafficked over 1,800 miles away from her home. Suri's “boyfriend” promised to marry her but forced her into prostitution.
Oct 1, 2021
September Justice Update
Jyothi's testimony On September 15th, 2021 at a Special Court in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, Program Associate Jyothi Gaur testified...
Aug 30, 2021
Enough Evidence to Convict?
On August 21st, Freedom Firm staff and police rescued a minor girl. Police arrested the brothel manager, a "habitual offender".
Aug 1, 2021
When Justice Means Arresting a Father
Freedom Firm social worker Archana first read about 13-year old Kashi’s rescue in a local newspaper in January 2020. After a few calls,...
Mar 17, 2021
Victory in Battle: Freedom Firm's 11th Conviction!
Today, we celebrate a victory in the fight to free children from sexual slavery. On March 16th, 2021 Freedom Firm won its 11th conviction!
Feb 23, 2021
Ruma's Story: Seven Years of Justice and Counting
Justice is a series of actions, incremental victories, a steady trickle of truth telling that brings revolution in the courts.
Dec 31, 2020
January: Human Trafficking Awareness Month
This January, we join with many organizations to bring education about human trafficking. We are encouraged as we see the movement growing!
Nov 24, 2020
2 minors rescued!
2 minors were rescued from a brothel in Maharashtra on November 20th. Their trafficker, Padma, is in jail awaiting her trial.
Oct 15, 2019
Trafficker Poses as Rescued Girl's Mother
On 28th November 2018, Kirti* was rescued from Prem Nagar, Maharashtra, and placed in a shelter home in Nagpur. Three months later,...
Jul 25, 2019
Brothel Keeper Sent To Jail
When the Freedom Firm team and the police raided a brothel and rescued four women in Chandrapur, Maharashtra on the 25th of July, the...
Jan 31, 2019
Freedom Firm’s 10th Conviction
On 31st January, Laxmi Bhimsingh Tamang, a brothel-keeper involved in the trafficking and forced prostitution of Seema* and another...
Mar 3, 2018
Brothel Keeper’s Bail Application Rejected
Malan Channappa Pujari was arrested on February 15th in an operation to rescue Bindu*, a minor girl, from a brothel in Sangli,...
Sep 22, 2017
Rumi was studying in a school in Bangladesh when she was trafficked to India by one of her relatives. She thought she was going for a...
May 17, 2017
Is Kari Safe?
Kari* was 16 when she was rescued by Freedom Firm investigators and police in Nagpur in November 2016. After her rescue, she was placed...
Oct 29, 2016
Progress in the Public Interest Litigation
Three absconding accused listed in the Public Interest Litigation filed in the Bombay High Court were arrested since the PIL was filed, 2...
Oct 14, 2016
Brothel Keeper in Jail
Bindoo Khalkor, a brothel keeper and the main accused in Prena’s* and Ruma’s* case, filed an application for bail on 19th August. In...
Oct 7, 2016
Family to Testify Against Brothel Keeper
Ruma* testified bravely against her brothel keeper Bindoo Khalkor in the month of July. In September when another court hearing came up,...
Aug 24, 2016
Changing the System- Deterrent, Part One
If you have ever been the victim of a crime, you understand the importance of getting justice. Or, if you have ever been caught violating...
Aug 4, 2016
Freedom Firm received a call from the Nagpur police on Thursday last week with information about Prena* a 14-year-old girl in...
Jul 19, 2016
Ruma was rescued in Nagpur in 2014. She bravely testified in court last week with her relatives and several brothel keepers present.
Jun 6, 2016
Changing the System: Responsible Rescue
“Government systems are not equipped to cope with large numbers of women and girls who come out of prostitution,” Greg Malstead, National...
Apr 12, 2016
No F.I.R Filed
On April 2nd, three girls were rescued and a brothel keeper was brought to the police station in a raid conducted with the Ratlam...
Mar 28, 2016
Freedom Firm Threatened by Superintendent of Police, Allahabad
In a raid on a brothel in Meergunj Allahabad Saturday, March 19th, police from the Kotwali Police Station together with Freedom Firm...
Feb 24, 2016
Varsha’s* transfer order was passed two months ago but she wasn’t transferred to another shelter home due to police unavailability. This...
Feb 17, 2016
In 2015, Freedom Firm filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Allahabad High Court which is focused around the issue of protecting...
Feb 1, 2016
Kaveri*, rescued in January in Salem, was released back to her parents who we suspect were involved in her trafficking. In a positive...
Sep 10, 2015
Changing the System- Deterrent, Part Three
We just lost another case in Nagpur. It is our second trial to come to a verdict. In both cases, the girls testified. In both, they...
Sep 2, 2015
Changing the System- Deterrent, Part Two
In Pune, it only took 2 convictions with 5+ year sentences to start seeing a change. First, the brothels started using tokens, then they...
Aug 29, 2015
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
Brothel owners roaming around scot free, while sex workers languish in rehabilitation homes; Freedom Firm NGO has filed a public interest...
Jul 27, 2015
The Police Alert Freedom Firm
The local police in Nagpur alerted our staff that an application was filed in the district court to gain custody of the three girls that...
Jul 6, 2015
Changing the System in Allahabad
“In the court, they laughed at us, argued we should have no basis to speak, and even threatened our team.” Evan Henck, Regional Director,...
Jun 25, 2015
High Court News
The Public Interest Litigation filed by Freedom Firm to address the problem of traffickers absconding before their case comes to trial....
May 5, 2015
Rescued Girls in Uttar Pradesh Not Protected
Since January 2015, Freedom Firm has rescued 6 girls in Uttar Pradesh, at least 4 of whom were minor. Sadly in April, all 6 girls were...
Mar 15, 2015
In May 2012, our team of investigators found five girls who were forced into prostitution in a hotel on the outskirts of Nashik,...
Dec 12, 2014
Preeti and our Public Litigation
We refer to her as ‘small Preeti*’ when we talk about her or her case. It helps to distinguish her from the other Preeti rescued in...
Jan 17, 2013
Overcoming the Fear of Testifying
In 2009, Freedom Firm alongside NGO Justice and Care rescued Lalitha* from a brothel in Pune. Afraid, but sensing freedom was closer than...
Dec 20, 2012
Justice for Kalya
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” −Martin Luther King After Kalya* was rescued from the brothels in 2009, she was...
Nov 11, 2011
Reunion of a mother and child
Laina* was trafficked from Nepal and was rescued on the 1st of Oct 2009 in Pune. Since her rescue, she had been a resident at a...
Oct 18, 2011
The Lengthy Process of Justice
Roshni* is the first girl to come to Pune from Bangladesh to testify in the case against her brothel keeper and trafficker. The process...
Mar 17, 2011
Sajili* came to Pune in February to testify against the accused Reshma. Sajili was accompanied to Pune by her brother Shorab, who happens...
Oct 2, 2010
The Conviction that "Shouldn't" Have Happened
The case against Puja and Yellama was a difficult one. For one, it had been a struggle to get Lali to testify because she had to travel a...
Jul 20, 2010
Thane Case Miracle
In May 2010, Lali* testified in Thane against two brothel keepers, Puja and Yellama. It had been a struggle to get Lali* to testify...