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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PRERANA ATC NEWS AND VIEWS

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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MPs Scrutinize Draft Law Against Human Trafficking: Rwanda
(Wednesday, November 8, 2017)

Members of the Standing Committee on Unity, Human Rights and Fight against Genocide in the Lower Chamber of Parliament, Rwanda, started scrutiny of a government bill that seeks to enact a specific law against human trafficking and exploitation. The draft law was tabled in Parliament by the government, which wants to rigorously fight crimes such as taking advantage of prostitution as a pimp, coercing people into doing forced labor whether in Rwanda or abroad, or employing children among other offences.

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Minor Boys Forced to Sexual Assault Each Other in Delhi, Two Accused Held 
(Monday, November 6, 2017)

Ten persons subjected two minors to third degree, forced them to sexually assault each other, and filmed the crime in west Delhi. An FIR was lodged against 10 persons under the Indian Penal Code for unnatural sex and other offences as well as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and two of them arrested late Saturday night.

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Does India Need Single Omnibus Law to Address Different Types of Human Trafficking?
(Saturday, November 4, 2017)

The Government has been working on the new anti-trafficking bill since the past few years. One of the ideas of a single omnibus law has been floating around since a while. However, the idea is unsound, unfounded, unjustified. Through this article, Dr. Pravin Patkar (Co-Founder & Director of Prerana, India’s leading anti-trafficking civil society organization) has attempted to shed some light on why an omnibus law to address different types of trafficking is NOT a good idea!

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SC Rewrites 77-yr Law, Says Sex With Under-18 Wife is Rape 
(Thursday, October 12, 2017)

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court junked a 77-year-old law on Wednesday and ruled that sex between a man and his wife below 18 years of age will count as rape and the husband can face up to 10 years’ imprisonment under the Indian Penal Code or even a life term under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act of 2012.

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13 Year old Domestic Help Reveals Details of Horrific Torture by Her Employer 
(Monday, October 9, 2017)

A few days after a 13-year-old domestic help, who had attempted suicide by jumping from a building in an attempt to escape torture by her employer in Haryana’s Faridabad district, was saved by other residents of the apartment, the minor revealed horrific details about the ordeal that she had been going through.

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IB Tells Centre to ‘Discredit’ ILO Report on India Being Home to Highest Number of Modern Slaves 
(Wednesday, October 4, 2017)

Days after a International Labour Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation (WFF) report said India is home to the highest number of slaves in the world, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has sent a note to the Central government, warning that India is being “targeted” and suggesting that the government launch a campaign to counter and “discredit” the data.

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HC Fines Former CWC Chief, Members for Detaining Girl
(Wednesday, October 4, 2017)

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday imposed Rs 10,000 fine each on former chairperson and members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) for illegal detention of a girl at their centre. The girl’s father Sriram Reddy had filed a habeas corpus contending that his daughter is a major and was detained by the chairperson and members of CWC.

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