Trafficking for exploitation in the labour sector

Persons (men, women, and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of exploiting their bodily labour in the labour sector; children trafficked on brick kilns, men trafficked as farm labour, children used in the supply chains of some high end products or as domestic help are some examples.

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Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of exploiting them as prostitutes, making pornographic films and other objectionable material on them. They are lured with false promises of marriage, or forcibly procured and sold into the sex trade.

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Trafficking to exploit children by forcing them to become soldiers

Persons (men, women and transgender) are forcibly inducted illegally for the purpose of engaging them in armed hostilities like wars, terrorism, ethnic aggression, ultra radical political movements, arms trade, etc. There were cases of such trafficking of children in the Naxal affected areas in India.

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Trafficking for exploitation in the clandestine entertainment industry

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of exploiting them in illegal or exploitative entertainment like circus, dance bars tamasha (vulgar folk theatre), nude clubs, lap dancing, pornographic films, etc. The girls and women trafficked and forced to moonlight as prostitutes.

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Trafficking for harvesting organs from a living human being

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of forcibly and deceptively harvesting their bodily organs such as kidneys, liver, skin, blood etc. They cannot be manufactured unlike an industrial product. They have to be harvested from a human being dead or alive.

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Trafficking of children to be sold in illegal adoption

New born babies, infants, children are stolen from the custody of parents, and abandoned unescorted babies and children are taken into possession in order to sell them for profits in the illegal adoption rackets, or to sell them to the adults or couples looking for unclaimed babies to be illegally adopted.

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Trafficking for exploitation in organized beggary

Persons (men, women and transgender) are trafficked for the purpose of making them beg in public places and make profits thereupon. Persons of all ages are trafficked for the criminally organized beggary rackets. This in turn has led to stealing of new born infants from public places, and maternity homes.

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Trafficking of women to be exploited as sex provider by under the garb of marriage

Persons (mostly girls and young women) are deceptively or forcibly, or by the abuse of their vulnerability, or by offering them incentives purchased as brides but are actually used for sexual pleasure often by the men for some time and are then abandoned. In some cases, they are exploited as a common wife of all men in a family and as a common unpaid labour.

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HIGHLIGHTS

17 Child Labourers From 3 States Rescued In Hyderabad 
(Thursday, March 15, 2018)

As many as 17 child labourers, all hailing from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand states have been rescued at Secunderabad Railway station here, officials said today. Based on a tip-off that over 150 children were being brought to Hyderabad in a passenger train, teams from departments of Labour, Women and Child Welfare, Police and NGOs carried out searches in all the coaches after the train’s arrival at Secunderabad station after 11 PM.

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Sanitizing The Human Trafficking Terminologies – PRAVIN PATKAR
(Monday, March 5, 2017)

At Prerana Anti-trafficking Center, we consistently strive to refine terms and break conceptual myths around human trafficking. This blog post by Dr. Pravin Patkar, the Co-founder and Director of Prerana, talks about our advocacy efforts with regards to the introduction of terms that have created a strong place in the mainstream usage within the anti-human trafficking space.

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Cabinet approves bill to tackle human trafficking, improve rehabilitation of victims
(Wednesday, February 28, 2018)

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018. It will be introduced in Parliament in the second half of the Budget Session, which starts on March 5. With this law, the government said it aims to “make India a leader among South Asian countries to combat trafficking” by addressing the problem “from the point of view of prevention, rescue and rehabilitation”.

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The ‘Trapped’
(Tuesday, January 23, 2018)

Prerana’s Sanmaan project has been working towards the protection and development of the children found/ rescued from beggary. In the past two years, Sanmaan has intervened in the rehabilitation of 185 children, 57 of whom belong to the Pardhi Community (The Marathi word ‘Pardhi’ translates to ‘Hunters’). As our team closely worked with Pardhis, we better understood the massive discrimination this community faces. This article sheds light on the Pardhi Community.

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Andhra Pradesh to Criminalise Sex Buyers to Choke Demand
(Monday, January 15, 2018)

Andhra Pradesh will become the first state in India to target people who purchase sex in brothels as part of a crackdown on the sexual slavery of women and children, authorities said. India has strict laws against human trafficking, sexual abuse and operating brothels. Yet, those who buy sex from people forced to work in brothels, including children, rarely face charges. That needs to change, authorities say.

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Sweden Plans Change in Law to Require Explicit Consent Before Sexual Contact
(Thursday, December 21, 2017)

Sweden is moving closer to making changes to its rape laws that would require people to get explicit consent before sexual contact.Following the changes to the law, the prosecution will have to present evidence demonstrating that the sexual act was not consensual.The proposal is part of a series of initiatives being put forward. Others would make it illegal for Swedes to hire prostitutes abroad, and increase sentences for offenders. Buying sex in Sweden is already illegal.

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Examining the Proposal of Introducing Sexual Offenders’ Registry
(Monday, December 11, 2017)

Following years have witnessed the resurfacing of an old demand for a nationwide Sex Offenders’ Registry (SOR). What should concern us here is the fact that experience and research on the existing systems abroad prove that the SOR has little utility in curbing sexual offences or making the social environment safe for children. It is imperative that before our Government pays a serious heed to the demand for a Sexual Offenders’ Registry, we should also take a look at all the reasons why it is NOT a good idea!

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Child Sex Trafficking Victims Being Raped, Burned and Starved in India’s Brothels, Report Concludes
(Wednesday, December 6, 2017)

As per a report by the International Justice Mission ‘Young Girls in Kolkata are are being forced into prostitution by ‘extremely violent and cruel methods. Based on interviews with survivors, researchers said some had been beaten over a period of two weeks and burned with cigarettes, some were kept in isolation, while one was locked in a room without food for 12 days.

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