Do you know that there are 16 million women and girls who are trapped in prostitution in India today? The majority of them are victims of trafficking.Yet, India's proposed Trafficking Law, that is up for voting in Parliament now, does not mention the words sexual exploitation and prostitution of others at all.
Sign here to demand that India include victims of sexual exploitation in its Trafficking law.
If the Trafficking Bill gets passed without any changes, these girls and women will have no access to services as they will not be considered victims of the crime of trafficking. They belong to the most marginalized groups of India-Dalits, Adivasis, backward classes, minorities, and nomadic and de-notified criminal tribes.
Sign this petition to demand that Women and Child Minister, Maneka Gandhi, make sexual exploitation and prostitution of others an offence in the new law, have strict punishment of perpetrators, earmark budgets for vital services for those at risk and victims of sex-trafficking, protect the victims and remove any clauses in any law that punishes already vulnerable females.
Otherwise, those who buy and sell these vulnerable girls will get away scot free and an old law that punishes women for soliciting in a public place will continue to exist.
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