Sex Trafficking And Sexual Exploitation

1876 Words Jan 17th, 2016 8 Pages
Sex trafficking is exponentially increasing as it becomes easier to maneuver and to sexually exploit vulnerable girls. In fact, victims are becoming more inexpensive, making human trafficking the second largest criminal industry. Sexual exploitation consists of the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or other sexual acts for money, basic needs, protection, etc. According to the United Nations International Children 's Emergency Fund, the global commercial sex trade is about two million exploited children every year. In India alone, about three million females work as prostitutes and 1.2 million of the sex workers are under the age of 18. To be more exact, the average age of these young females is from 9 to 14 years old. These young females face daily challenges that put them through an abundant amount of violence, inequality, and unfortunately, sex trafficking. Today, young females are victims of three of the common sexual exploitations in India which are, customary prostitution, commercial sex exploitation, and sex tourism. All three of these sex exploitations have enslaved thousands of young females and have contributed to this horrendous, yet profitable market in India.
The Struggle of Being a Female in India
Before we begin to explore the different types of sex exploitation, it is vital to understand the history and the role that women play in the Indian society. In India, women are treated very differently compared to how American females are…
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