Victims of Trafficking and Prostitution: Waiting for Justice

  • Anjum Saifi and Waseem
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  • Anjum Saifi

    Assistant Professor (Guest) at Faculty of Law, Delhi University, India

  • Waseem

    Ph.D. Scholar at Faculty of Law, Delhi University, India

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Prostitution is a practice of sexual service in exchange of payment, and the very basic reason which result in the practice of prostitution is trafficking. The individuals involved in the prostitution are often victims not criminals. The plight of women in any field is worst. They are considered to be an object to fulfill the bodily needs and desires. Victims of Trafficking and Prostitution are living a life more brutal than the guilty in the prison. Law is vague and ambiguous when it comes to prostitution. The law itself is in dilemma because on one hand human trafficking is illegal and on the other hand prostitution is not punishable. But what would be the legality and status when an individual in trafficked and shoved in prostitution is a question that is unanswered. Some violent and controlling individuals confine women, men and children and force them to commit acts of prostitution for their own profit. Human trafficking forcefully converts a person into a commodity. And also, a poor woman turns to prostitution because of very less economic opportunities. Prostitution and human trafficking have jointly become commercial sexual exploitation. The sex workers are exploited by the owners of the brothels and the pimps too as there are no proper laws for them. Once a female is involved in such activities she is not accepted back in the society or family, under social pressure and at the end they have to ultimately return to the shelter from where they came which is no less than a hell for them where their body is exploited. In this paper the emphasis is laid down on the roots of this practice and also a question on its legality.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 396 - 408


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