Shweta, 20, India

Shweta grew up in a brothel in one of South Asia’s largest and oldest Red Light Areas, Kamatipura, in Mumbai, India. Shweta faced abuse and sexual violation throughout her life. At 16, she worked intensively to make up for her lost years of education. Now, Shweta works to be able to guide and support girls who have gone through trafficking and abuse, to become leaders in society.