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NCJ Number: 120433 Find in a Library
Title: Trafficking in Women and Children in India
Author(s): R Rosario
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 149
Sponsoring Agency: Uppal Publishing House
New Delhi, India
Publication Number: ISBN 81-85024-34-0
Sale Source: Uppal Publishing House
3 Ansare Road
New Delhi,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: A religious sister offers insight into the problem of prostitution and its victims in India.
Abstract: Chapters of this book elaborate on the demographics and geographics of the flesh trade in India, methods of recruitment and abduction, the impact of different religions, eight case histories, and recommendations. Women and young girls are bought and sold, objectified, sexually exploited, and dehumanized. In India, this is not regarded seriously, but rationalized and sanctioned by customs and mores that applaud the male ego. Sexual exploitation and sale of women and children are the most underreported crimes in India. Poverty is a major contributing factor, but not the only one. Poor parents who force girls into prostitution; the clients who demand them; and the pimps and procurers who kidnap, buy, and sell them should all be held responsible. Flesh traders commonly use torture and drugs on their victims and intimidate police and public officials. Tables, 49 references.
Main Term(s): Prostitution causes
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Female sex roles; India; Juvenile prostitution
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