Prajwala emerged as a response to the needs of women and child victims of forced prostitution, with the conviction that sex trafficking is the worst form of human rights violation. The organization believes in a trafficking-free society where no women or child is sexually exploited and no human being is treated as a commodity. Prajwala also believes it is only through sustained partnership with like-minded groups and communities that effective efforts can be taken to counter trafficking in every dimension.
Prajwala works to prevent sex trafficking and inter-generational prostitution through education for children and women. There are 7 transition centers that equip children with necessary psychosocial and scholastic skills to ensure a bright future that is devoid of poverty and social exclusion. Additionally, the centers help bridge spaces in education. A transition center that started with 5 children in 1996 has now reached to over 7007 children. Prajwala is also working to bring changes in the local population to eliminate other harmful practices such as child marriage. Along with education, Prajwala uses crisis counseling to help prevent trafficking by rescuing children and women through intervention. The work doesn't stop there. Prajwala helps with the rehabilitation process and to help the women and children reintegrate back into the community.