Why do nations, rich and poor, tolerate widespread slavery, human trafficking and even the buying and selling of young children in the 21st century? These abominations exist everywhere and at a scale that makes them one of the largest global criminal enterprises. How is that possible?
In this episode of New Thinking for a New World, Alan Stoga explores the darkness of slavery—which consumes even very young children—with India’s SUNITHA KRISHNAN. Sunitha, a past winner of the Tällberg Foundation’s Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, leads a dangerous, discouraging fight to rescue the enslaved and stop the crimes.
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About Sunitha Krishnan
Co-Founder and Chief Functionary of Prajwala, an anti-trafficking organization in Hyderabad, India. She is one of India’s most passionate human rights activists who has committed her life to end sex slavery globally. Working as a full-time volunteer for the mission, Ms Krishnan is the brain behind Prajwala’s evolution. For the last two decades her contributions to the anti-human trafficking sector has gained national and international attention. As the founding Chief Functionary and General Secretary of Prajwala she is responsible for strategic planning of all interventions. Sunitha Krishnan is the head of all Prajwala Operations and continues to expand its interventions. Ms Krishnan is an advisor to several State Governments to develop holistic victim services and also plays an important role in the Inter-Ministerial Committee at the national level to draft comprehensive legislation on human trafficking. She was honored with the fourth highest civilian honor “Padmashree” in the year 2016. Ms Krishnan was the winner of the 2016 Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize