Thousands of women and children are trafficked every day. Human trafficking, or trafficking persons, is a form of modern-day slavery. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking and it is third largest revenue generated activity in India. Trafficking of human beings especially female child has increased over the last decade. Nearly 60% of the victims of trafficking are below 18 years of age (NCRB 2005). National Human Rights Commission Report on Trafficking Women and Children, in India the population of women and children in sex work is stated to be between 70,000 and 1 million. There are legal protocols for prevention, suppression and punishment related to immoral trafficking. Nations are also attempting to combat this trafficking inhuman misery through Legislative, Executive and social action including Planned Social work Intervention is required for getting female child victims out of the control of traffickers, controllers and exploiters as a priority as is enabling victims to recover and reintegrate into society.
Trafficking, Female Child, Social Work intervention
Sujatha M1, Kumudini Achchi2
1. Dept of Social Work, JSS Research Centre, Mysore University, Mysore, Karnataka.
2. Dept of Social Work, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysore, Karnataka.