Roshni

Roshni

Roshni’s story

Roshni is a mother of 6 children. She is the sole earner of the family as her husband has fallen unfit for work.  Roshni earned money by doing odd jobs in the village until one day “on 17th July I [Roshni] got a call from my friend saying that I should go and meet her immediately for a job. When I went to meet her, there were two women and a man waiting for me. They gave me some food, which was drugged and put me on a train. They forced me to call my brother and tell him that I got a job. Since I was not fully conscious, I could not understand what was happening, where I was going, why I was on a train. All my protests were in vain. Two more men joined us on the way. They took away all my belongings – my mobile phone, my gold jewellery, my slippers… We finally reached Delhi and I stayed at someone’s house for that night. The next day I was sold to a brothel.”

Recounting her days at the brothel, Roshni continues

“I was trapped and helpless. I was beaten with a ladle when I refused to work as a prostitute. I would often think of my children and cry and would again get beaten up for that.”

She has sustained several hand injuries that have left scars as reminders.

Events took a turn for the good when a local shopkeeper near the brothel sympathized with her plight. Soon Roshni was in touch with her brother, Nadim, through the shopkeeper’s mobile phone. She recalls “suddenly I saw some hope. I tried to keep my eyes and ears open and give my brother an idea of my whereabouts.”

Roshni is one of the few miraculous cases of escape, where luck and the vigilance of people came to her rescue. These cases serve as an urgent reminder for us, as a global community, to act in solidarity against the illicit crime of human sex trafficking. It will ensure the safety and protection of the millions of sufferers just like Roshni.

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6 thoughts on “Roshni

    1. Yes the issue is very confronting when told through the words of the victims themselves. There are thousands upon thousands more stories to be told but its a matter of us being active and aware for their stories to escape the darkness and into the light so definitely keep your eyes out! Thank you for you comment 🙂
      #BreakTheTraffik

      JV

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  1. This is a truly heartbreaking story. It’s stories like these that we need to raise awareness about sex-trafficking. It’s scary how there are people out there who will exploit those who are already struggling to survive.

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    1. It really is right! That is why we’ve joined the movement right? To correct these wrongs and uncover more stories of victims going through this tragedy! We need to save them! Thanks for you contribution SoldForSex

      #BreakTheTraffik

      JV

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    1. Thank you for your comment Cindy! Yes, it’s very unfortunate that society will deem some matters too taboo, confronting, provoking, defying to talk about. It is especially unfortunate that Thailand being a developing country suffers with high levels of political corruption and legal transparency and as a result of their shame-based culture when it comes to sex, are hesitant to fight it. Also, Mass media play in Thailand contribute a significant role in perpetuating oppressive value and the stories of victims.
      #BreakTheTraffik

      JV

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