Hyderabad US Consulate, Prajwala join hands against sex trafficking

“There is a need to bring down the demand for prostitution, because as long as there is demand for illegal sex, there will be people who find ways to beat the system and supply sex slaves,” said Sunita Krishnan of Prajwala during the launch.

By Author  |  Published: 13th Mar 2018  12:41 amUpdated: 13th Mar 2018  11:56 am
Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A series of thought-provoking videos on sex trafficking were launched on Monday by voluntary organisation Prajwala and US Consulate General of Hyderabad.

Envisaged in the format of Public Service Announcements (PSAs), the videos will be screened in theatres. The videos are aimed at showing the human cost of sex trafficking.

“There is a need to bring down the demand for prostitution, because as long as there is demand for illegal sex, there will be people who find ways to beat the system and supply sex slaves,” said Sunita Krishnan of Prajwala during the launch.

US Consul General in Hyderabad Katherine Hadda said the US acknowledges that it faces the problem of sex trafficking and that the nation was trying to meet the challenge.

“I hope that India and the US can learn from each other and help each other in this fight against sex slavery. These PSAs are powerful in their message and important in changing mindsets,” she said.

The videos on sex trafficking were produced by production houses such as Ramoji Group, Geeta Arts and Sun Touch Productions and directed by leading filmmakers, including Tammareddy Bharadwaj, Ajit Nag and Rajesh Touchriver.

IPS officers Sowmya Mishra and Mahesh Bhagwat, High Court Justice SV Bhatt, film director Sukumar, IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Amala Akkineni and others were present.