Apne Aap is urgently calling for police reform so that law enforcement officials prosecute the buyers and sellers of sex, not the women who are victims of the trafficking and the activists working to stop the exploitation.
Apne Aap Women Worldwide is a grassroots Indian organization working to empower girls and women to resist and end sex trafficking. Since 2002, we have formed 150 self-empowerment groups in brothels, red light districts, slums and villages in Bihar, West Bengal, Delhi and Maharashtra. We have found a community- centered solution that transforms the most marginalized girls and women into leaders. Just last fortnight US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met with Apne Aap’s victims and survivors and joined Apne Aap’s campaign, Cool Men Don’t Buy Sex, by putting on a wrist band gifted by an Apne Aap activist.