Sex Trafficking and Prostitution

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Sex trafficking is the buying and selling of human beings for sexual purposes such as prostitution. The market for sex trafficking in India is ever growing and has become a serious social issue. Like other social problems, such as poverty and hunger, organisations have been established to prevent and address the trafficking of women and children in the sex work industry. Sex trafficking is critically important to address because it is closely linked with slavery; a practice which should be eradicated as it denies victims basic human rights which everyone is entitled to. Despite several implications such as corruption and mistrust cross-sectoral collaboration is a successful strategy to combat this problem because if united the individual organisations weaknesses can be improved on; Cross-sectoral collaboration therefore will bring out the best in all organisations. Sex trafficking is a very complex, lucrative and culturally ingrained social issue. Michelle R. Kaufman and Mary Crawford’s journal article “Research and Activism Review: Sex Trafficking in Nepal: A review of intervention and Prevention Programs” states that “the united nations estimates that between 700,000 and 2 million women are trafficked across boarders worldwide in the sex industry each year” (2011, 652). The sex trafficking industry can easily be valued at “9.5 billion in profits annually” (Kaufman et al, 2011, 652). Veronica Magar’s journal article “Rescue and Rehabilitation: A Critical Analysis of Sex Workers’ Antitrafficking Response in India” write that the price of a young girl is “2,000 rupees ($40)” and the highly coveted virgins are generally “sold to a brothel for 20,000-50,000 rupees ($400-1,000).” (2012, 642). This shows the value of human life an... ... middle of paper ... ...aufman, M. R., & Crawford, M. (2011). Research and Activism: Sex trafficking in Nepal: A review of intervention and prevention programs. Violence Against Women, 17(5), 651-665. Lux, K. & Mosley, J. E. (2014). Cross-sectoral collaboration in the pursuit of social change: Addressing sex trafficking in West Bengal. International Social Work, 57(1) 19-26. Magar, V. (2012). Rescue and rehabilitation: A critical analysis of sex workers’ antitrafficking response in India. Journal of Women in Culture and Society,37(3), 619-644. Medora, N. (2011). Prostitution in India: A global problem. In R. L Dalla, L. M Baker, J DeFrain, J & C. Williamson (Eds.), Global perspectives on prostitution and sex trafficking -(pp.67-82). Plymouth, United Kingdom: Lexington Books. Gupta, A. (2012). Red tape: Bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India. Duke University Press London UK

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