20 June 2019

Survivor groups such as Bandhan Mukti, Utthan and Bijoyini from West Bengal and Vimukthi from Andhra Pradesh met in Kolkata and decided to set up a national platform in collaboration with other survivors’ groups from across the country. 

20 August 2019

Survivor leaders reach out to 8 other collectives and named their alliance as Indian Leadership Forum Against Trafficking. Developed their logo and launched this website.

05 November 2019

All ILFAT members held their first meeting in Kolkata. Decided their vision and mission and prepared their charter of demands.

19 November 2019

ILFAT was launched in Delhi with a roundtable with members of Parliament and journalists. Held meetings with National Commission for Women, Ministry of WCD, Niti Aayog, etc.

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Indian Leadership Forum Against Trafficking (ILFAT) is a national platform by the survivors and for the survivors of human trafficking. It’s formed with a shared vision of having a nation free from all forms of human trafficking.

This forum is a platform for sharing insights, expertise and evidences relevant to trafficking in India and most importantly bringing our perspective on the table.

Watch the video to know our theory of change.


We feel valued and inspired, and find strength to build hope, and make a change in our own communities, amongst other survivors and fight our battles with traffickers and with corruption in the system.

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