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…show more content…
This wave of new thinking amongst the prostitutes set the foundation for the sex trafficking industry that currently thrives in Nepal today (Subedi 134). Since Nepali prostitutes entered into Indian brothels, the trafficking industry has begin to develop in other businesses. “Life Histories and Survival Strategies Amongst Sexually Trafficked Girls in Nepal,” by Padam Simkhada states, businesses, such as tourism, restaurants, and carpeting have adopted sex trafficking; many of these establishments use young females as a form of sexual entertainment for male workers and sell them to men outside of the workplace in order to increase revenue (Simkhada 238-39). Sexual abuse and pedophilia are frequently seen at these other businesses. Sex trafficking in Nepal mainly involves young women under the age of eighteen, although at times young males and older women are also prostitutes. Nepali prostitutes enter prostitution in various ways. Many young women are persuaded into the industry by being told they will find their future spouses or that they will be given a steady job, such as working in a carpeting factory (Simkhada 236). Others are sold into the industry by way of their parents due to the lack of income that their household makes. While some make a sound decision to join the industry. The CIA World Factbook states that 46% of the Nepali population is unemployed and 25.2% of the population lives under
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