Human Trafficking in Asia



Human trafficking is on the increase in Asian countries. Women and children are the most vulnerable to become the victims of trafficking. They are trafficked for the purpose of commercial sex, domestic work, and construction work. Children are also in demand for factory or farm work or in the entertainment sector. Trafficking amounts to a gross violation of human rights. Victims suffer physical and mental abuse and social stigmatization. Traffickers target families who are socioeconomically poor. This chapter explains the current trends of trafficking in Asia, various types of trafficking in Asia, source and destination countries of trafficking, the role of prosecution and prevention agencies, and various steps taken to protect the victims of trafficking in Asian Countries with available statistics.


Sexual Exploitation Human Trafficking Trafficking Victim Life Imprisonment Trafficking Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CriminologyUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia
  2. 2.School of Criminology and Criminal JusticeTamil Nadu Open UniversityChennaiIndia

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