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Human trafficking in Asia: a heinous crime against humanities

Mohajan, Haradhan (2012): Human trafficking in Asia: a heinous crime against humanities. Published in: International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies , Vol. 2, No. 1 (30 June 2012): pp. 29-41.


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This paper discusses the human trafficking especially women and children trafficking in Asia. Human trafficking is not only a local problem but also a global concern. It is performed for various purposes such as labor, prostitution, organ transplant, drug couriers, and arm smuggling and affects virtually every country in the world. Recently trafficking of human being increased alarmingly due to globalization and liberalization. In Bangladesh and Nepal trafficking becomes an important issue regionally, nationally and internationally. The victims mainly come from urban and rural areas of poor families. The governments and various NGOs of the world have taken various steps to stop human trafficking. This paper has taken an attempt to discuss aspects of human trafficking and highlights on various steps to prevent it.

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