Child Prostitution in India

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  • Author :Joseph A Gathia
  • Year of Publication :1999
  • ISBN: :9788170227717
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XV, 191
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Child Studies, Sociology

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About the Book :

As a new millennium approaches there is an increasing need to look at the future which our children will inherit. Intense political, social and scientific efforts are needed to improve the position of children in India and South Asia. Despite uniqueness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) it is only effective when implemented. This book "Child Prostitution in India" is an attempt to bring into focus some important emerging trend in sexual commercial exploitation of children in the name of culture and tradition. The reader opens by examining the contemporary studies and moves on to discuss the myths prevailing. Written with passion and commitment, this information packed volume gives some shocking facts and figure about child prostitution. Finally, the book explores the policy implications. This timely, path breaking report examines the challenges in realizing the human rights of girl child. It cautions us against the over reliance on free market economics that condemns sections of the community to poverty, ill health and unemployment and forces them to "sell fruits of the womb". This book, as a part of tackling "intolerable forms of child labour", will be useful to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), state government welfare departments, university researchers, bureaucrats, specialised professional such as doctors and lawyers, UN specialised organisations like WHO, UNICEF & UNESCO and those international NGOs who have prioritized their actions in this field.

About Author :

Joseph A. Gathia has been a journalist, human rights activist and a writer. He was editor of two Catholic newsweeklies and was associated with the Religious News. He has written extensively on the religious conflict and politics in India. He has been associated with Human Rights Information and Documentation System-HURIDOCS (Geneva), International Human Rights Services-ISHR (Geneva) and OMCT-(World Organisation Against Torture-Geneva) in 1990s. Many institutes and universities invites him to give lectures. The author has penned many books on various social issues.