Sona Singh is a PhD researcher and an independent journalist based in New Delhi.

She has worked at The Indian Express, and has taught at University of Delhi. She has written for academic journals like Journal of Human Trafficking and Journal of Human Rights Practice. She is a grantee of’s Modern Slavery Unveiled programme.

Basic information

Sona Singh
Human rights, human trafficking
New Delhi

Supported projects

Busting Kabootar Baazi in Punjab: A trick or trade for trafficking women from India to Italy

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

PUNJAB - For years, the focus has been on men from Punjab who get trafficked to Europe, which is also colloquially known as Kabootar Baazi. This investigation by's grantees reveal how Punjabi women are increasingly being trafficked by travel agents from India, but due to the social stigma, the state doesn’t have enough information about this growing menace.