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The girls are being pushed into prostitution with the promise of good jobs.

 Do you believe that there are girls who are pushed into prostitution with the promise of good jobs in all over the world? Bengaluru in India seemed to be a hub according to various published reports in newspapers. In India, girls are often trafficked from Bengal and Bangladesh to Bengaluru.

Many sex-trafficking rings have shifted to the suburbs where there is lesser scrutiny. There are raids, but these are few and far between. 

Moreover, there is no proper mechanism for their rehabilitation, particularly when those rescued are from out of the State. These women end up being forced back to prostitution.

“According to the National Crime Records Bureau, which last released the 2016 crime statistics, there were 1,100 cases of trafficking involving 2,712 victims and 3,921 persons were arrested between 2014 and 2016.

Nearly a quarter of the victims were children, while an overwhelming 80% of victims were women, suggesting the existence of a well-entrenched inter-State prostitution racket.”

Human Trafficking around the globe

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provided new information on a crime.  

According to the report, the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls.

Surprisingly, in 30% of the countries which provided information on the gender of traffickers, women make up the largest proportion of traffickers. In some parts of the world, women trafficking women is the norm.

“The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were nearly 8 million people living in “modern slavery” in India.

Among 167 countries, India ranked 53 with North Korea at the top of the list with 104.6 per 1,000; the government has strongly contested the claim on grounds that its parameter was poorly defined.”

Slavery still exists: Modern Slavery

Slavery has existed in different forms since ancient times. Despite being outlawed in most countries and the abolished movement in the 1800s, the crime persists in ways more pervasive and complex than ever.

Modern slavery refers to situations where one person has taken away another person’s freedom- their freedom to control their body, their freedom to choose to refuse certain work or to stop working- so that they can be exploited.

Freedom is taken away by threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power and deception.

Modern slavery is a plain English term. It is not a legal definition.

 Different countries use different legal technologies, but “modern slavery” includes the crimes of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices such as servitude, forced labor, forced or servile marriage, the sale, and exploitation of children, and debt bondage.

Therefore, it is understood that Slavery is an extreme form of inequality and exists within a competing matrix of political, economic, societal, cultural and religious pressure. Modern slavery is bound to some of the most complex issue facing around the world.

Why does Sexual Exploitation Exist?

Several cultures are thought to have had more female slaves than male slaves. Enslaved women are given many tasks and one of the most common was working as a domestic servant.

Some female slaves were forced to become sex workers: not prostitute, as this is “forbidden in religion”, but concubines. Concubines were women who were sexually available to their master, but not married to him. Where a man could have as many concubines as he could afford.

Being a concubine did have some benefits: if a slave woman gave birth to her owner’s child, her status improved dramatically- she could not be sold or given away, and when her owner died she became free.

The child was also free and would inherit from their father as any other children. Concubinage was not prostituted in the commercial sense both because that was explicitly forbidden and because only the owner could legitimate have sex with a female; anyone else who has sex with her was guilty of fornication.

Therefore, the cultural pride in having sex with more women has increased the problem in society, where the girls have marked clearly as ‘sex objects’.

Even though the United Nations is committed to fighting against slavery and considers bonded labor, forced labor, the worst forms of child labor and trafficking people as modern forms of slavery, but there is not a higher hope for it.

These types of slavery are global problems and go against article four of the universal declaration of human rights, which states that “no one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Not only that, there is an International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of adoption by United Nation General Assembly, convention for the suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1940).

However, internally, the economically weaker section remains the target.

The focus of this day is on eradication contemporary forms of slavery such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, and the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.


Labour Victims have illegal Profit

According to the International Labour Organization, there are currently an estimated 21 million forced labor victims worldwide, creating US150$ billion in illegal profits in the private economy each year.

ILO has adopted a new legally binding Protocol designed to strengthen global efforts to eliminate forced labor, which is set to enter into force in November 2016.


A way ahead

There is a need to focus on capturing and prosecuting the criminals, worldwide governments should focus on addressing the root cause of such activities.

The government should stop the penalization of trafficking victims such as restrictions on their travel and increase effective prosecution and convictions for all forms of trafficking. 

There is an urgent need of having more implementation and rehabilitation of victims. The psychological and social support should be provided. 

To achieve sustainable development goals, countries should get rid of all form of slavery. Each and every sector human should get human rights, therefore It is high time that the people around the world should get aware of their rights in order to make the world a better place to live freely.

The Social Pressure That Leads Girls Into Prostitution

Prostitutes are individuals who sell their bodies for a fee in exchange for payment, also known as hookers, gigolos or escorts. Sex workers who make a living by selling their bodies report feeling proud to do their work and having earned social value; many also feel an obligation to support their families financially through selling themselves as prostitutes.


Poverty is one of the primary drivers of prostitution worldwide. Without enough jobs and housing options available to them, poor people become susceptible to sexual exploitation that can lead to mental health problems like depression, anxiety and addiction. Furthermore, finding good-paying jobs without sufficient education and training is difficult; many women who engage in transactional sex or depend on pimps feel stigmatized by society which further diminishes self-esteem and confidence levels.

Prostitutes tend to be victims of childhood sexual abuse and physical violence on the job, making forming healthy relationships difficult for them; this may especially be true of children abused by their fathers or stepfathers; this trauma often leaves victims feeling powerless and worthless, leading them into the sex industry later on in life.

As girls and women turn to prostitution as an attempt to survive, many turn to it in desperation in order to make money. Some women are forced into the business while others choose it willingly; many girls may even be sold into prostitution by their family or trafficked from remote villages into cities for this purpose - often at great personal cost including physical and emotional abuse as well as risk from HIV.

One of the major causes for girls and women becoming prostitutes is poverty, lack of education, drugs and alcohol abuse and domestic violence. But most can leave this path with some assistance: not only through social services and sex education offered by workers' organizations but also from family and friends as they develop skills that enable independence while building self-worth.

Human trafficking remains an international threat despite laws being in place to combat it, with poor infrastructures making many countries susceptible. Countries must invest in social protection programs like 24-hour hotlines, counseling and shelter care for prostitutes as a preventative measure against potential human trafficking cases. Counseling has proven its effectiveness by improving lives of prostitutes while decreasing vulnerability to sexual exploitation - ultimately the solution lies with improving economic development in poor communities.


Prostitution is a serious social problem associated with poverty that involves trading sexual favors for money. Recognized as sexual exploitation by the United Nations, its practice endangers prostitutes' health by placing them at risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases; furthermore they face being sexually exploited or assaulted by clients; this form of exploitation has generated wide public outrage, prompting numerous countries to ban it altogether.

Prostitution draws women for various reasons; one theory suggests it reflects economic inequality: poor women may turn to prostitution because other jobs are unavailable and therefore, prostitution serves a function in society while not one we endorse; this idea stems from conflict theory which suggests the economic gap between rich and poor can cause them to act out in certain ways.

Prostitution may provide women with an alternative to marriage. Although this can be seen as noble goal, this has also increased divorces while leaving women feeling depressed, alienated from family relationships and less self-confident - factors which may contribute to drug addiction or loss of self-esteem.

Studies on prostitutes have revealed that many are from less-than-ideal backgrounds and lack an education, often suffering abuse and neglect as children; many have had to abandon their own children, while some have also dealt with death of spouse or family member and this drives many into prostitution as an outlet.

Recently in the US, several states have passed laws decriminalizing prostitution, with Rhode Island repealing its loitering law and only punishing prostitution within indoor spaces. Furthermore, several UN agencies have advocated for decriminalisation of pimping, procuring, and operating brothels.

Prostitution is compounded by gender discrimination and global poverty; women from disadvantaged backgrounds such as migrants, refugees, war victims or victims of natural disasters tend to be overrepresented among prostitution clients.

Lack of education

Prostitution may have become legalized in some countries, yet it remains an extremely dangerous business with sometimes fatal repercussions. Prostitution also contributes to neighborhood blight, drug abuse and spread of infectious diseases; young women entering prostitution as teenagers often spend their entire adult lives engaging in this illegal practice and are sometimes exploited or exploiters themselves abuse them further - according to one report by Prostitutes Education Network 70% of prostitutes reported being raped at some point during their career!

Most of these girls come from low-income households, and as a result are often unable to gain employment elsewhere or receive adequate education; making them easy targets for sexual exploitation. Children in particular can be especially susceptible to abuse because they may lack awareness of their rights or how to report abusers; many are abandoned by their parents and become homeless, becoming easy targets for pimps and traffickers who promise them work and money.

Lack of education is one of the primary contributors to child prostitution. Girls from impoverished homes may lack access to higher education or gain well-paying jobs; as a result, corrupt authorities easily manipulate these girls into selling their bodies for cash; further risking HIV infection in doing so.

Some girls choose prostituting due to a belief that it will bring them wealth and respect - this sentiment often stems from cultural norms that encourage sexual workers to behave dangerously in order to secure work.

Even though prostitution can have detrimental effects, some argue that decriminalizing it would increase government revenue and decrease costs associated with criminal justice systems - potentially decreasing these burdens on society as a whole. Furthermore, decriminalization could help decrease cases of STDs like gonorrhea and herpes by encouraging condom use among prostitutes.

Prostitution serves many valuable functions in society despite its detrimental consequences, including providing poor women with no other employment options a source of income and offering sexual alternatives for married men who do not enjoy enough sex life with their partners. Unfortunately, however, these benefits aren't enough to stop many from becoming prostitutes themselves.

Social pressure

Social pressure that drives girls into prostitution is often multifaceted and multidimensional. It typically stems from poverty, family dysfunction and drug use - often encouraged by family members - with prostituting seen as an excellent way to earn extra cash or avoid financial strain - yet many become victims of violence and physical abuse at the hands of pimps.

However, other factors may push women into the sex trade, such as peer pressure and the desire for fast cash. Researchers interviewed 28 pimps and discovered their typical business included between two and 36 employees - including non-sex employees such as drivers, bodyguards, nannies caring for children and ad distributors - including drivers, bodyguards, drivers/bodyguards/nannies as well as distributors of ads and drivers/bodyguards to transport clients around. Pimps often recruit minors whom they feel can be more easily controlled or work harder towards making more money - something pimps are adept at doing.

Though sex work is illegal in most countries, it may be tolerated in certain places. Individuals engaging in this profession must abide by certain rules, such as obtaining a health check prior to engaging in sexual activity and some countries even regulate the profession to protect customers against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Unfortunately, however, such regulations are sometimes exploited by buyers who demand services without meeting with clients face-to-face or disregard their privacy.

Social stigma surrounding sex work makes it harder for women to escape its grasp, according to a new report. Sex work is increasingly being used as a form of control and oppression; some women may even be coerced into participating against their will in this trade.

Even though society pressures women into becoming prostitutes, most do not follow this lifestyle path. Of those who do enter this industry only 2 percent are streetwalkers, with some studies noting high rates of child abuse among streetwalkers while other studies found similar background characteristics to non-prostitutes.













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