Trafficking in Women and Children: Myths and Realities

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  • Author :Sankar Sen, Jayashree Ahuja
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180694448
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 256
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Child Studies, Sociology, Women Studies

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About the Book :

This book critically analyses the magnitude and various dimensions of the problem of trafficking in women and children. Exposing many myths and realities associated with the problem, it brings out the findings of the wide-ranging action research on trafficking in women and children carried out by the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. It also outlines the gaps in law enforcement, inadequacy of rehabilitative measures, virtual immunity of the traffickers and brothel keepers, social apathy, and lack of political will to combat the scourge. The book will be of great use for policy makers, researchers, social scientists and development workers.


About Author :

Sankar Sen is presently a senior fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. He is a distinguished member of the India Police Service allotted to Odisha Cadre. He served in the Intelligence Bureau for 7years and also served as the Director, National Police Academy, Hyderabad and Director General of National Human Rights Commission. He is deeply involved in the human rights sensitization of the Indian police and personnel of para military forces and improvement of prison administration. He was awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service as well as President's Medal for Distinguished Service. His articles on law enforcement, terrorism, human rights, custodial justice, trafficking in women and children etc. regularly appear in national dailies and wellknown magazines in and outside the country. He has authored many books, including, Indian Police Today, Human Rights in Developing Society, Human Rights and Inhuman Wrongs, Enforcing Police Accountability through Civilian Oversight, Tryst with Law Enforcement and Human Rights.

Jayashree Ahuja holds a Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Delhi. She is actively involved in the social development sector for nearly two decades. She is also a research scholar closely associated with the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi.