Photojournalism: India Sex Trafficking- Mumbai

Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves

Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves

Girls in a brothel in Falkland road in the red-light area. There are currently estimated 20,000 prostitutes in Kamathipura, the majority of which have been trafficked. The average age of entry into Kamathipura is 12 (but its often as young as 7). The girls who are trafficked, especially the minors, become sex slaves. They are usually held in the brothel ‘cages’ for 3-5 years, until they have been ‘broken’ and the madams allow them to sell themselves openly on the street, in front of the brothel houses. The girls are still not free though and describe the red light area as an open prison. © Hazel Thompson

Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters and Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves
Mumbai's Gangsters & Sex Slaves