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Trafficked women start life afresh after training

india Updated: Jun 22, 2011 12:19 IST

Fifty young trafficked women are now working as security guards at a government-run school here and some corporate houses after the CRPF offered to train them, giving them a chance to start life afresh.

"Over 50 young women were given security training by the CRPF at Burmu in Ranchi district," Sanjay Kumar Mishra, state coordinator of Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Women, said.

Most of the women have now found employment as security guards at the government-run Kasturba Girls School while some corporate houses have also engaged them in their projects, he said.

Besides these 50 women, many other trafficked girls in the state have now have a better life after undergoing training.

19-year-old Sahita, who was lured to Delhi on the promise of a job and made to work for hours as a domestic help, has now a better life after being rehabilitated as a housekeeper in a hotel here in Jharkhand's capital.

"I was made to work for 14 to 16 hours a day. I was not allowed to go out. I was virtually imprisoned and taken sexually advantage of till I was rescued by a NGO in 2008," said Sahita.

Similar is the tale of Sabita Kujur who also fell prey to the guiles of a trafficker.

"I belong to a remote village in Jharkhand known for migration and trafficking. I was a school student when I was trafficked," she said.

Commissioner of the Labour department Aradhana Patnaik said, "They are not in a normal mental state when they are rescued from prolonged sexual exploitation in cities like Kolkata and Delhi."