Welcome to the Guria Blog!

Guria Swayam Sevi Sansthan is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and forced prostitution in Northern India. Based in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, we respond to immediate suffering and investigate the root causes of prostitution, poverty and inequality. We believe in a multi-faceted approach to fighting this deeply entrenched problem. We are involved in legal aid and intervention, victim rescue and rehabilitation, NFE (non-formal education) centers in the red light areas of Varanasi and Mau, a boat school on the Ganges River, police sensitization programmes, rural womens’ empowerment, activism and research. We strongly believe that through grassroots and prevention work, it is possible to end this modern form of slavery.

Silence in the Face of Evil

‘Silence in the face of evil is evil itself’ - Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Jaunpur Brick Kiln Rescue

In March 2017 Guria rescued 52 Bonded Labours (brick kiln) of Chattisgarh State, from the district of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Happy Holi!

What better way to welcome the warm weather, beautiful flowers, joy, happiness, and freedom of summer than playing with color? Happy Holi from all of us at Guria and our Non-Formal Education Center in Shivdaspur, the red light area! #freedomnow#humantrafficking#slavery#Guria#sextrafficking#sexslavery#childprostitution#commercialsexualexploitation#varanasi#holi#happyholi

Gujarat Performance

Thank you to Atul Vidyalaya in Gujarat for inviting some of our children from the red light area to perform! It is so inspiring to see the talent of these young artists. We are proud of how far these children have come!

Gudiya Blush Originals Film

"If someone wants to see the difference between heaven and hell, they should go to the red light area." Gudiya | The Film | Blush Originals

Watch this video, share it with your friends-- spread the word about the ways in which we are eradicating sex trafficking and working towards an increasingly free and plural world!

Auraiya Brick Kiln Rescue

In March 2017 Guria rescued 25 Bonded Labours (brick kiln) of Chattisgarh State, from the district of Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh.
#humantrafficking#slavery#freedomnow#Guria#justice#bondedlabour#forcedlabour #rescue#varanasi