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2 Human Trafficking, and Sexual Assault 20 th.Sep.2014

3  HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL ASSUALT are both traumatic crimes, premised upon the power, control, abuse, and exploitation of another human being.  SEXUAL ASSAULT :can be verbal, visual, physical, or anything that forces a person to be subjected to or engage in unwanted sexual contact. Examples of this include: inappropriate touching, rape, attempted rape, child molestation and abuse, incest, voyeurism, exhibitionism, or fondling.  SEXUAL HARRASMENT :which may include requests for sexual favors and obscene and suggestive language, is not only unlawful in its own right; it also can lead to sexual assault.

4  One of 3 women worldwide are physically,sexually or otherwise abused during her lifetime ( Kin and Kith, friends, Teachers,neighbours,strangers and etc)  Rape  Sexual Slavery  Demand for Virgin Children, due to AIDS  Sex for Grades, Promotions and for other excuses ( School,college,University and in work place)  Sexual abuse is used in order to humiliate,punish and control/black mail women and their communities.  Forced marriages  Sexual abuse by intimate partners

5  Accessible Legal remedies, Strict Implementations of law and less time frame for the Judgment.  Community friendly Police Force with round the clock Telephone support mechanism.  Behavioral Change among the Police Force for the Victim to approach, and to report with confidence.  Exclusive victim centered Counseling centers with round the clock telephone helpline, to deal with the Victim and affected family in a rights based,non-judgemental service models.  Introduction of Compulsory self defense skills in all the Schools,also for adolescent girls at the rural and urban slums.

6  Human Trafficking is a Modern day Slavery  Human trafficking is a problem all over the world, human trafficking is all around us.  Second largest fast growing industry after the drug and weapons trading in the world.  A Crime that creates 4 to 27 million victims per year.  8 Million people are trafficked across International borders every year out of which 80% victims moved across nations are women and girls.  95% of Victims experienced physical or sexual violence during trafficking.

7  The sex trafficking industry in India generates roughly $9 billion. “The total Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) industry in the country generates revenues amounting to $ billion per year,” states Global March Against Child Labor's report Economics Behind Forced Labor Trafficking.  West Bengal tops this list with 660 reported cases of human trafficking in 2013, according to NCRB data.  Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu are major source states while Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa are the major destination states. Factors that make a state a source state—places of origin of the victim— include low levels of education (71% of trafficked victims surveyed by the National Human Rights Commission were illiterate), poverty (nearly 50% had a family income of less than Rs.66 per day), and natural disasters or events known as trigger events.

8  Easy profits made from exploitation  Growing deprivation and marginalization of the poor  Poverty and lack of Opportunities  Discrimination against women  Demand for virgin Children and it has increased due to HIV/AIDS.  Generation of Debt, debt bondage-continues for generation.  A lack of preventive measures and information about the realities and dangers of trafficking.  Poor implementation of existing law ( Culprit Vs victims)  In 2006 there were only 5,808 prosecutions and 3,160 conviction through out the world,this means that every 800 people trafficked only one person was convicted.  social customs (Parents/Marriage/Society)

9  Brokers poses as Boy friends or tricks into false Marriages or tricks into visiting a friend in City/State/country.  Phone Calls /social media false friendship  Making false friendship at Bus Station/Bus stops, Rly Station,Cinima Theaters, Parks, Hostels, Streets, and etc.  Lured with promise of good opportunities  Some abducted, others sold by family members ( husband/ parents )

10 1.TRANSIT PHASE:  Dangers during illegal frontier crossing  Dangers from unsafe transport  Violence from police or other interceptors  Loss of identity of trained to claim a false name. 2.EXPLOITATION PHASE:  coercion to make victims obey order, torture.  Occupational diseases.  Specific effects of commercial sexual exploitation.  Effects of sexual abuse/violance and unprotected sex  Victims in Brothel –possible effects of drugs, alcohol and another substance misuse.  Sexually transmitted infections including AIDS  Unwanted pregnancy/Motherhood  Early motherhood.  Behavioral effects of sexual abuse.

11 3.RECOVERY AND REINTEGRATION PHASE:  Ill treatment in police custody or the residential homes  Risk associated with unprepared deportation  Threats or actual violence from trafficker against the victim or relatives or service providers.  Stigma of sexual exploitation of known /reveled.  Mocked by home town people for returning home empty handed, resulting in low self esteem.

12  Traffickers keep their victim secured from the outside.  Traffickers force their victim to be happy and tell them what to say..  Victims do not identify themselves due to fear and shame.  Many people do not know about human trafficking and do not report it even though it is happening in their community

13  Unaware what is being done to them is a crime  Do not consider themselves Victims  Blame themselves for their situations  Develop loyalties,positive feelings towards traffickers as coping mechanism  Try to protect traffickers from authorities  Fear for safety of family in home town  Fear, dis-trust health care providers,Government,Police and etc.

14  All the Girls/women found in sex industry are willing participants  Enter Willingly  All participants involved in human trafficking are criminals  All the participants are here to make easy money and to enjoy their sexual lust.

15  Human Trafficking is an Industry that relies on money. If people stopped purchasing services related to Human Trafficking industry would shrink until it did not exist.  Awareness creation among the consumers about human trafficking then they would think twice before spending their money on it.  Severe punishment to the traffickers  Creating awareness about Human Trafficking, its realities and dangers; among the Students at the School level in rural and urban slums.  Effective Counseling Centers  Bringing behavioral change among the Police force for the Victims/public to report the incidences.  Revision in existing rehabilitation concepts ( Ujwala)

16 INSTITUTIONAL CARE:  Mental health and de-addiction/substance abuse Assistance (Counseling)  Income Assistance ( Cash and Living Assistance)  Immediate Assistance ( housing, food, medical, safety and security and language interpretation and legal services. COMMUNITY BASED CARE:  Moral Support for re-integration (Family)  Assessment of one’s interest and facilitating the Victims in achieving the aimed ones.

17 What if you know one of these victims … it could be your daughter/wife/mother/sister/neig hbour…??? it can happen to anyone…. All the people who are trafficked into different States, Nations whose families are suffering because they do not know where their son/daughter is..? How can all of us in this seminar help out on this serious situation ? It is within our power to rescue these victims and restore their dignity….

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