Rather than being seen as abused and exploited, trafficked children are often viewed in India, as solicitous and corrupted. Trafficked children, rescued from brothels, are excluded from care and housing by many local NGOS, who believe that they will corrupt other children or staff. Many cannot return to their families, as it is seen to bring shame on them. If a girl goes missing from her village, families do not complain about it, as their prestige is at stake.
Some girls initially choose to work in escort agencies, yet are unaware of what they will face, and without the ability to stop prostitution. Girls are taken out for dinner, drugged, and wake up the next morning to find that they have been raped.
Many are too ashamed and upset to talk about it. Those who do want to speak about it are shown videotapes of what happened. They are threatened that the videos will be publicised on the internet, and that their whole family will be find out what they have done.
Global Concerns India is buying land, incrementally, in a rural area several hours drive from Bangalore. GCI intends to build a home for trafficked children and women, which runs along similar lines to CHILD Ashram, providing sanctuary, counselling, schooling and new opportunities. Women will also be trained in organic bio-farming techniques.