Perils of Women Trafficking: A Case Study of Joynagar, Kultali Administrative Blocks, Sundarban, India
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 61-68
Received: Feb. 25, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 13, 2017; Published: Mar. 28, 2017
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Karabi Das, Department of Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
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The Indian Sundarban, comprising of 19 community development blocks (6 in North 24 Parganas and 13 in South 24 Parganas) is physiographically a deltaic plain, having an intricate network of creeks and is ravaged by natural hazards like Tropical cyclones. The inhabitants of Sundarban are primarily involved in agriculture (monocropping due to increased salinity), aquaculture and collection of non timber forest products and thus do not enjoy adequate income. An ill effect of globalization, trafficking means the trade of humans for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation of the victim. It is now dominated by organized traffickers who lure young girls by making fake promises of love, marriage and lucrative job offers. Kultali and Joynagar of Indian Sundarban are highly vulnerable to hazards due to their close proximity to river Matla to the east and Bay of Bengal to the south. For this paper, data of women trafficking was collected from police department. Cartograms based on the data have been produced. Analysis of records over the years 2008 – 2015 shows that mostly young girls of age group of 15 – 18 are trafficked in Kultali and girls of age group 15 – 20 are trafficked more in Joynagar. Radhaballavpur, Sankijahan and Beledurganagar show highest number of cases. No definite trend could be seen for Kultali while Joynagar shows increasing trend. Poverty, illiteracy and disasters play pivotal roles in case of trafficking here. Spread of women education and interplay of Government and NGO is necessary to prevent trafficking.
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Women Trafficking, Natural Hazards, Sundarban, Kultali, Joynagar, Sexual Exploitation
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Karabi Das, Perils of Women Trafficking: A Case Study of Joynagar, Kultali Administrative Blocks, Sundarban, India, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 61-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20170202.13
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