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Help Save Prostituted Women in India! #Punishthepimp not the Women!

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Three million girls and women are trapped in prostitution in India. Most are between nine and thirteen years of age. The majority are from scheduled castes and backward classes-Dalits and OBCs. On average, they are raped by eight or ten customers a night for the profit of pimps. The Chairperson of the National Commission for Women in India proposes to legalise prostitution in India. This means legalising the profiteers of the sex-industry and their customers, which in turn means allowing rape for profit of poor, low-caste, female teen-agers with impunity. It means making India a world magnet for sex trafficking. Join us in asking her to propose the punishment of their pimps and traffickers, brothel keepers, recruiters and transporters, with the penalizing of the buyers and the de-criminalizing of the women and children who are bought and sold. Let us shift the blame and shame from the victim to the perpetrator where it belongs. Let us not legalise the sale of sexual violation. Sexual abuse is not a job. Please tweet this hashtag: #punishthepimp

 

For more information read:   http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ncw-chief-for-legalising-sex-trade/article6538903.ece   http://www.outlookindia.com/article/To-Let--For-Sale/263361   http://nhrc.nic.in/Documents/ReportonTrafficking.pdf   http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdelhi/sex-tourism-human-trafficking-alarming-new-trends/article1-409696.aspxhttp://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdelhi/sex-tourism-human-trafficking-alarming-new-trends/article1-409696.aspx   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/11/us-norway-prostitution-idUSKBN0GB1BL20140811



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