INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Human trafficking and sexual assault are both traumatic crimes, premised upon the power, control, abuse, and exploitation of another human being.
Sexual harassment which may include requests for sexual favors and obscene, suggestive language, is not only unlawful in its own right; it also can lead to sexual assault. 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, (attempted/) rape, child molestation and abuse, incest, voyeurism, exhibitionism, or fondling.
One of 3 women worldwide are physically, sexually or otherwise abused during their lifetime.
This also includes:
Sexual abuse is used in order to humiliate, punish and control/blackmail women and their communities.
HOW TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RESTORE THE DIGNITY OF A SURVIVER
HUMAN TRAFFICKING, FACTS
Human Trafficking is a modern day Slavery.
Human trafficking is a problem all over the world, it is all around us.
It is the second largest fast growing industry after the drug and weapons trading in the world.
Human trafficking is 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.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: FACTS OF INDIA
The sex trafficking industry in India generates roughly $9 billion. “The total Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) industry in the country generates revenues amounting to $30-343 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.
WHAT CAUSES HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
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.
MODES OF OPERANDI IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING
THE 3 PHASES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
3.RECOVERY AND REINTEGRATION PHASE
Human trafficking is often difficult to notice.
Traffickers keep their victim secured from the outside.
Traffickers force their victim to look 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.
TRAFFICKED VICTIMS: UNDERSTANDING MINDSETS
MISCONCEPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING
HOW TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
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.
COMMUNITY BASED CARE
Knowing the facts can make a lasting difference.
What if you know one of these victims, it could be your daughter/wife/mother/sister/neighbour…???
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 ..?
It is within our power to rescue these victims and restore their dignity…