Human Trafficking in India

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Human Trafficking in India

Human trafficking in India is a more widespread phenomenon than generally acknowledged and awareness must be raised in order to combat this crime and punish the perpetrators.

I. Defining the Issue
A. Definition of Human Trafficking
1. Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of force…for the purpose of exploitation B. Examples
1. Sex Industry
2. Domestic labor
3. Factory labor
4. Camel jockeys
5. Organ harvesting
6. Professional begging
C. Modus Operandi
1. Poor Parents promised better life for their children
2. Poor Parents promised money
3. Children promised money
4. Paid only a fraction if at all
5. Promised “temporary duty”
II. The Numbers
A. India
1. India has 1.3M children in sex trade centers alone
2. Bombay is sex trade capital of the world
3. Children as young as 9 are bought for $2000.00
4. 10M prostitutes in India
5. 80% are forced
6. 300k-500k children are forced into prostitution in India 7. Red Light District in Bombay alone generates $400M/year 8. 2d largest illegal trade globally after drugs
III. Case Studies
A. Correlations
1. Bad Marriages – tradition of “arranged marriages” 2. Poor economy
3. Poor to no education
4. Underdevelopment economically and socially
5. Debt Bondage
6. Lacking Law enforcement
7. War and displacement
B. Northern India
1. Delphi
2. Bombay
3. Sonebarsa – Sankalp and the “Freedom Village”
4. “Raymark rescues Raju”
IV. Ending Human Trafficking
A. International Boycotts
B. International condemnation
1. UN Protocol Against Human Trafficking 2003
2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1949
C. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
1. Christian Solidarity International
2. United Nations
3. World Vision
D. Law Enforcement
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