Women and Child Trafficking
Women and girls are the main victims, trafficked for purposes of prostitution, forced marriage and domestic work, which often entails sexual abuse. The vast majority find themselves working in India’s sprawling commercial sex industry which, according to the government, has about three million prostitutes, of which 40 per cent are children aged fewer than 18. Sexual exploitation through sex tourism, child sex tourism, paedophilia and prostitution in places of religious pilgrimage and other tourist destinations are all on the increase.
Women and girls are ensnared in sex trafficking in a variety of ways. Some are lured with offers of legitimate and legal work as shop assistants or waitresses. Others are promised marriage, educational opportunities and a better life. Still others are sold into trafficking by boyfriends, friends, neighbors or even parents.
Trafficking in persons is an increasing problem that involves both sexual exploitation and labor exploitation of its victims. Trafficking affects all regions and the majority of countries in the world. Both men and women may be victims of trafficking, but the primary victims worldwide are women and girls, the majority of whom are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Traffickers primarily target women because they are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination, factors that impede their access to employment, educational opportunities and other resources.
5th World Congress on Women & Girl Child- 2017 conference will discuss the various way to fight against Woman and Girl Child trafficking.