A Paro Conclave was held in DRDA conferences hall of NUH Mewat with aim to promote dialogue for the trafficked brides living in the region and can’t be rescued for social compulsion as well as humanitarian prospective and can’t be repatriated anywhere as they already forget about their native places.
A large number of girls who lure into trafficking and sold into villages of Haryana are living a neglected lives , majority of them were trafficked in the minor age and by the time they became adult with children, the mainstream society don’t heartily welcome them in their tribe and trafficked brides with their children became a most negelated persons in the local community, empower people works to protect their rights in the destination (Haryana) and advocating their equal rights on local recourses.
Paro Conclave was first ever program where trafficked women came together openly in the society and raised their voice about problems and equal social rights.
EMPOWER PEOPLE spent a total 10years in mewat working mobilizing and realising people about the human compulsions to give those women a better space in society so they can at least live peacefully. This event was an attempt to organize a open gathering and it was successful. People outside of the venue were quite positive. Local Hindi media and other stake holders were in support of women. Trafficked brides of Mewat now have a line of leaders from their own peer group and strong supporter base. But trafficked brides in other areas are still living in a pitiable conditions. We are moving in those area and replicate our Mewat module.
Tobe remember Bride trafficking is not different from sex trafficking because it treats women as a commodity to be sold to some unknown men and their purpose is not to find lifetime loving partners but to arrange a wife to be treated as a sex object, domestic worker and all-around slave.
It is also a new form of child marriage which has emerged in a wide scale. Bride-Trafficking systematically violates women’s human rights including the rights to life and security of persons. It places women in ganger of physical abuse and deprives them of bodily integrity. they are kept in villages or form houses and prevented from leaving or even communicating with their families back home. Their freedom from slavery, is violated as a trafficked bride becomes the slave of the man who “buys” her. And their generations are generating a neo-Dalit community.
District Judge MM Dhonchak was chief guest of the Event who came to understand the plight of trafficked brides and assured them for all kind of support for the most deserving section of the society. CJM cum DLSA secretary Narendra Singh chaired the convention.