Sex Trafficking And Sexual Exploitation

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Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world. For centuries, prostitution has crossed country, ethnic, and economical lines. Sex trafficking is filled with a combination of those who willingly participate and with sex slaves. Like various countries, for years Nepal has been known for being home to a number of women in the sex trafficking business, and majority of Nepali prostitutes work in Indian brothels. In Nepal, sex trafficking helps to financially aid women; however, it increases the number of those with HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and mental illnesses. Conversely, there are anti-trafficking movements set in place in an effort to minimize the industry.
Though sex trafficking may have possibly been taking place on Nepal’s soil for many centuries, sex trafficking did not begin to publicly surface until the nineteenth century. When sex trafficking began, only young attractive women were used for work. According to Govind Subedi’s article “Trafficking in Girls and Women in Nepal for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Emerging Concerns And Gaps,” young women would secretly be hired as entertainers and maids for the Rana family, the family that ruled Nepal between 1846 and 1951 (Subedi 122). Once the Rana family’s rule ended, working women moved across country borders to India, where Nepali women were forced to work in brothels (Subedi 122). Shortly after moving to India, the prostitutes began to expand their businesses and explore new segments…
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