Where ila works
Our first training centre will open in Mumbai.
However, the ila Generation already exists all around the world.
India is is the world’s 6th largest economy and the fastest growing one. In 2017, its GDP was estimated at $2.597 trillion. If economy is fast moving, gender equality and violence against women remain prevalent issues in the country. According to the Indian National Crime Bureau, 92 women average are raped everyday in India and practices such as female foeticide or honor killing are still carried on.
Mumbai is the economic capital of the country. It is a huge, crowded, hub for some of the most influential businesses. For many, Mumbai is “the city of dreams”, the hometown of Bollywood, where the biggest stars buy expensive houses. It is a land of opportunities where businesses flourish. But it is also a big hub for flesh trade in Asia. It is estimated that the city is hosting around 800 brothels alimented by sex trafficking networks.
Coming soon: BANGKOK
Top of the list for holiday destinations. A place millions of tourists flock to every year.
It’s also home to endemic prostitution and the source of business surprisingly comes straight from Bangkok’s own backyard.
“According to the Public Health Ministry of Thailand, 75% of all Thai males have visited a prostitute and 47% of teenage boys have their first sexual encounter with a prostitute’ - APSW
But sex trafficking isn’t the only issue in Thailand. Still deep-rooted in patriarchy, the social norms make it so that domestic violence is seen as normal, ‘manly’ even. This is perpetuated by media exposure especially in Thai Lakorns (soap operas), a popular past time that features rape scenes in 80% of all Lakorns produced. Off screen, the numbers are just as shocking. Among 2800 women interviewed around Bangkok, 44% reported being abused by their husband or partner.