Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

3 Girls Rescued in Northern India Raids

3 Girls Rescued in Northern India Raids

Friday, May 10, 2013

Northern India — Over the last several weeks, Bright Hope’s Anti-Human Trafficking team in India has been preparing to do raids on brothels where girls under 18 are kept as captives and used as sexual merchandise, some being forced to have sex up to 40 times a day.  

Anti-Human Trafficking Team Goes Undercover

Anti-Human Trafficking Team Goes Undercover

Friday, April 26, 2013

Northern India — Bright Hope's Anti-Human Trafficking Team was recently tipped off regarding an area where a high amount of sex trafficking was occurring. The investigative team sent in an undercover customer to capture the necessary information to take back to the team for setting up a raid in the near future. 

Missing Child Trafficked for 12 Years Located and Rescued

Missing Child Trafficked for 12 Years Located and Rescued

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Northern India — Leaders from our Anti-Human Trafficking Team in Northern India were approached by a young man several months ago, pleading for help for his sister who had been missing for 12 years. 

Anti-Human Trafficking Team Invited to Speak with Government

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Northern India — Bright Hope's India Partnership Developer, John David, focuses strictly on our Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative. He has recently been invited to speak with the local government regarding the issues of child abuse. 

First Safe House Resident Nears Education Completion

Monday, February 11, 2013

Northern India — Jyoti, Bright Hope's first safe house resident, is nearing the completion of her courses to become a beautician and manicurist. She will complete the course within two months. Following this course, she will intern for an additional six months to practice what she has learned. When Jyoti is fully trained, she will receive assistance to open her own beauty salon, allowing her to earn a sustainable livelihood. 

Second Safe House in India Secured

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Northern India — After a long and tiring search for a second safe house to rescue and rehabilitate trafficked victims, Bright Hope has secured an ideal house in the northern region of India. The house consists of four bedrooms, two drawing rooms, a dining area, and four bathrooms.   

Two Minors Rescued in Public Market

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Northern India — After almost being beaten to death by five boys in a public market, Nora (14) and Farah (16) were rescued at the very last second. Leaders of our Anti-Human Trafficking Program in India were just around the corner that day as they heard screaming from the young girls. The leaders were able to enter in and rescue the girls, just as the boys were about to beat the girls with bricks.  

"These Women Haven't Been Loved in a Long Time"

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Northern India — An update from a member of Bright Hope's team currently serving in India: 

3 Girls Rescued, 1 Brothel Madam Arrested in Raid

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Northern India — Praise God! Three girls were rescued and one brothel madam was arrested in the raid we conducted last evening. Thank you to those who prayed for our raid to rescue trafficked minors in Northern India. These young girls will find renewed Hope, restoration, and strength through their freedom. 

First Resident at Safe House Finds Hope

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Northern India — Jyoti began dancing at traditional Indian weddings at the age of 18. With her parents’ death, the responsibility to support her younger siblings living in extreme poverty was overwhelming. 

Pray: Raid Scheduled on Brothel

Monday, October 22, 2012

Northern India — Within the next 48 hours, a raid will be initiated on a brothel to rescue young trafficked girls in our partner area. Will you please pray for safety for the girls and those rescuing them?  

Trafficked Minor Missing

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Northern India — Several months ago, Bright Hope held a viral campaign and raised enough money to rescue and rehabilitate several girls out of human trafficking. But one girl, the girl who inspired Bright Hope to launch into action, is missing.