Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

A Study of Global Human Trafficking - A Menace in the Way of Woman Empowerment


Affiliations
1 Department of Education, Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


Human trafficking is a booming international trade, making billions of dollars at the expense of millions of victims, many of them are young girls and children, who are robbed of their dignity and freedom. Although most of us have never witnessed this crime, it happens every day all around the world. Criminals profit while satisfying consumer demand. Victims are coerced to do what others would never freely do and they are paid virtually nothing for their pains. In a perverse commercialization of humanity, they are used like products and then thrown away. Gender discrimination further aggravates human trafficking. Today gender discrimination prevails in a rampant manner even in a society of equal global population. Women Empowerment may be referred to as woman's right to make free decisions in a patriarchal society, which they are deprived of since they are unable to express their fundamental rights. Impoverished children and women are the major victims of the lucrative trafficking industry, which turned out as a stumbling block for women empowerment. This paper intends to put forward the importance of Women Education, which is considered to be a strong force to fight human trafficking, to raise awareness, and encourage involvement and inspire action, in order to bring in women empowerment and development of the society in the truest sense.

Keywords

Gender Discrimination, Human Trafficking, Trafficking Industry, Women Empowerment.
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


  • Boak, A., Boldosser, A., Biu, O., 2003, Smooth Flight: A Guide to Preventing Youth Trafficking, PPAT, New York.
  • Brown, T. Louise, 2000, Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia, Virago Press Ltd.
  • Kangaspunta, K., 2003, "Mapping the Inhuman Trade: Preliminary Findings of the Database on Trafficking in Human Beings", Forum on Crime and Society, vol. 3, no.1 and 2: 81-104. United Nations Office on Drug Control.
  • Kara, Siddharth, 2009 "Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery," Columbia University Press.

Abstract Views: 252

PDF Views: 0




  • A Study of Global Human Trafficking - A Menace in the Way of Woman Empowerment

Abstract Views: 252  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Nandita Deb
Department of Education, Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, India

Abstract


Human trafficking is a booming international trade, making billions of dollars at the expense of millions of victims, many of them are young girls and children, who are robbed of their dignity and freedom. Although most of us have never witnessed this crime, it happens every day all around the world. Criminals profit while satisfying consumer demand. Victims are coerced to do what others would never freely do and they are paid virtually nothing for their pains. In a perverse commercialization of humanity, they are used like products and then thrown away. Gender discrimination further aggravates human trafficking. Today gender discrimination prevails in a rampant manner even in a society of equal global population. Women Empowerment may be referred to as woman's right to make free decisions in a patriarchal society, which they are deprived of since they are unable to express their fundamental rights. Impoverished children and women are the major victims of the lucrative trafficking industry, which turned out as a stumbling block for women empowerment. This paper intends to put forward the importance of Women Education, which is considered to be a strong force to fight human trafficking, to raise awareness, and encourage involvement and inspire action, in order to bring in women empowerment and development of the society in the truest sense.

Keywords


Gender Discrimination, Human Trafficking, Trafficking Industry, Women Empowerment.

References