Make sexual exploitation and prostitution of others an offence in India's Trafficking Law
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I couldn’t save ten-year-old Geeta, but I need your help to make sure no one else suffers like she did.
Geeta was bought by a trafficker from a Dalit slum in rural Bihar. She was sold to ten men every night. She got jaundice, tuberculosis, AIDS and finally died by the time she was she was twenty-five.Geeta would have lived had she not been trafficked for prostitution. Nobody punished her rapists, nobody punished her pimp, nobody punished her recruiter. They continue to buy and sell more girls.There are 16 million women and girls who are trapped in prostitution in India today.
Sign my petition to ensure that the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2017, that is up for voting in Parliament:
1.Include sexual exploitation and prostitution of others as an offence;
2. Remove a clause that punishes girls like Geeta for being forced to solicit in a public place by their pimps and brothel managers;
3. Has punishment for sex-buyers who drive the demand for girls like Geeta;
4. Earmarks budgets for food, clothing, shelter, education and legal protection of the most vulnerable girls at risk to trafficking-Dalits, Adivasis, backward classes,dentofied criminal tribes.
If the Bill gets passed without any changes, those who buy, sell and rape girls like Geeta will get away scot free, simply because what happened to Geeta is not defined as a crime.
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