India Opens New Law School for Child Prostitution Victims

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Women fighting their own injustice.

The School for Justice, an educational institution teaching law to women who were victims of child prostitution, recently opened in India. The school was born of a collaboration between ad agency J Walter Thompson Amsterdam, India’s chapter of anti-sex trafficking organisation, Free a Girl Movement, and one of the top law schools in the country – the name of which hasn’t been revealed, to protect the students. When Free a Girl Movement approached JWT to raise awareness about child prostitution, the agency decided to “go beyond the brief” and set up an entire school to help women fight the same issues they suffered from. (In 2015, there were 1.2 million children forced into prostitution in India and only 55 convicted cases.) The inaugural cohort of 19 women, aged between 19 and 26, will graduate with law degrees specialising in commercial sexual exploitation cases.

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