Rescuing victims of sex-trafficking as child pornography in India rises

Author: Women News Network, Published on: 10 May 2013

Prostitution is currently legal in India, but child prostitution isn’t. Unbelievably brothels that sexually sell children continue to be largely unchecked...With a rising demand for virgins and sex-tourism in illegal sex-industries worldwide the median age of entry into forced-prostitution is getting younger [with girls entering] the industry now at the age of 11. Despite the high prevalence of underage forced-prostitution, relatively very few cases of sex-trafficking are ever actually reported or prosecuted in India...India’s Supreme Court is now taking the issue of sexual exploitation of women and girls and the use of pornography into their recent deliberations...[A] new legal investigative report in January 2013...[says it] stands undisputed that one of the main reasons for human trafficking is for Commercial Sexual Exploitation...Understanding the needs and human rights of women and girls who have been, and are today still, caught in the cycle of forced-prostitution through human trafficking is seen as a basic step for those who want to change laws for the better in India, say global advocates.

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