Organised effort required to fight sex trade in India

Monday, 11 August 2014 - 2:40pm IST | Place: Washington | Agency: ANI

A new research has pointed out that trafficking in India requires an equally organised counter-force to fight because sex trade is an organized crime.

Rodney Green, program manager of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Messiah College said that confronting a criminal network and protecting women and children at this massive scale was too much for one organization.

He continued that the only way to tackle such organised and well-funded criminal networks was an organized and well-funded counter-force existing across national, regional, cultural and ethnic boundaries.

Green recommended that the keys to building strong cooperation were funding and capacity building.

Rural organizations based where women and children were being trafficked from, and urban organisations based where women and children were being trafficked to, can be brought together as a cohesive unit to better prevent trafficking, rescue victims, re-integrate and empower survivors, advocate for systems change, and prosecute traffickers with dedicated funding.

Green said that for diverse actors to confront these criminal networks, they must voluntarily cooperate to prevent unhealthy competition and duplication and cooperation must be based on trust. 

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