Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)
Women trafficking in India
Author(s): Sruthi Lakshmi V, Sheetal S
Abstract: Trafficking women is an increasing problem that involves both sexual and labor exploitation. Traffickers primarily target women, affected by poverty, discrimination, factors that impede their access to employment, educational opportunities and other sources. The strongest factor is the desperate economic situation which imparts the availability of satisfactory employment in many countries. Traffickers prey on women’s vulnerable circumstances and may lure them into crime networks through deceit and false promises. According to National Crime Records Bureau 80% of women and children are trafficked for sexual exploitation. South Asia is the fastest growing region for trafficking. The Northern part is more trafficked than the Southern Part of India. Lack of awareness and basic knowledge made the women and children to struck in the trafficked world. Fundamental education and sex education is the treasure which couldn’t be hunt by the traffickers. Furthermore, pimps, by their delicious words induce the parents and men to push the women and children into this field. Individual countries are challenged to create legislation to deter and punish human trafficking. The United Nations has several protocols aimed at halved human trafficking. Many countries gave no loss against this, which victimize immigrants from other countries. Trafficking was prevented and punished under the sections of 359 to 373 of Indian Penal Code (1890) including prostitution. The legalization of prostitution is perilous to our nation. This paper attempted to analyze the nature, cause, effects, modes and volume of trafficking in our country and the legal aspects dealt with this topic.