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STAYING ALIVE…
SUNITHA KRISHNAN
INDIA
PRANITHA..
SHAHEEN
ANJALI
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
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ADOPTION
ORGAN TRADE
DOMESTIC WORK
FORCED LABOR SERVITUDE
BEGGARY
CIRCUS
PROSTITUTION
THE PROBLEM
• EVERY 10 MINUTES A PERSON IS
TRAFFICKED
• 3 MILLION WOMEN AND CHILDREN
• 45% CHILDREN,88 % OF ADULTS
TRAFFICKED BEFORE THE AGE OF 14 YRS
• 28 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
• 3RD LARGEST ORGANIZED CRIME
KERALA’S REALITY
• INTER STATE,INTRA STATE, INTERNATIONAL
• KERALABANGALORE,HYDERABAD,CHENNAI,MYSORE,
COIMBATORE,OOTY, MUMBAI, MIDDLE EAST,
EUROPE
• SEX TOURISM-BOYS AND GIRLS
• HOTELS, LODGES,MASSAGE PARLORS
HOUSES,RESORTS,HOUSEBOATS
THE JOURNEY OF A VICTIM
• OPTIONLESS
• VULNERABLE
• DECEPTION,FORCE,
COERCION
• PAINFUL INITIATION
• EXPLOITATIVE STRUCTURES
• LUCRATIVE OPTION ???-DEBT
• STI/RTI,HIV/AIDS
• ADDICTION,HEALTH HAZARDS
• SYSTEMIC ABUSE
FROM A VICTIM TO A PERPETRATOR OF CRIME
WAY OUT
• PREVENTION
• AWARENESS-KUDUMBASHRI,JAGRITI SAMITHI
• CAMPAIGNS-COMMUNITY AND MEDIA
• ENTRY/EXIT STRATEGIES AT AIRPORT/RAILWAY STATIONS/BUS
STANDS- RPF, HELP-CENTERS/MIGRATION CENTERS/HOTEL
DISPLAY
• PUBLIC MESSAGES AT TOURIST PLACE
• WORKING ON DEMAND- PENALIZING CUSTOMERS
• HELPLINES CONNECTED TO SERVICE PROVIDERS
• ONE STOP CRISES CENTER
WAY OUT
• PROSCECUTION
• TRAIN ALL POLICE OFFICERS, PROSCECUTORS, NGO’S,
JUDICIARY
• STATE LEGAL SERVICE AUTHORITIES FOR TRAIL PREPARATION
• DESIGNATE FAST TRACK COURTS
• VICTIM WITNESS PROTECTION SCHEME
• VIDEO CONFERENCING FOR RECORDING EVIDENCE
• COMPENSATION
• CLOSURE OF PLACES OF EXPLOITATION-SEC 18,ITPA
• CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY- REHABILITATION FUND
WAY OUT
• PROTECTION
• BUILD CAPACITIES OF MAHILA MANDIR IN EACH
DISTRICT
• SHELTER HOMES WITH MINIMUM STANDARDS OF
CARE-COUNSELORS, LIFE SKILLS, LEGAL
SUPPORT,MEDICAL CARE,PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT
• HOLISTIC REHABILITATION-PSYCHOLOGICAL,
ECONOMIC, CIVIC
• STATE POLICY FOR REHABILITATION
FROM PAIN TO POWER…
SEEKING SELF…
GAINING CONFIDENCE…
RESTORING DIGNITY…
REBUILDING HOPE…
AFFIRMING FAITH…
CHERISHING THE POWER
STAYING ALIVE…
GIVING BACK…
CAN WE?
• DENIAL CANNOT WISH AWAY THE PROBLEM
• NUMBER GAME WILL NOT HELP A VICTIM
• CULTURE OF SILENCE AND CULTURE OF TOLERANCE
TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE CANNOT BRING PROACTIVE
CHANGE
• NOT WORDS BUT ACTION THAT WILL CHANGE THE
SITUATION
• IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESTORE DIGNITY TO A VICTIM
NO HUMAN DESERVES TO GO THROUGH…WHAT THESE
CHILDREN HAVE GONE THROUGH…
Break the silence…remain
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