Antecedent and Sequalae Issues of Nepalese Women Trafficked into Prostitution

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Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 79

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Jha, Chandra Kant; Madison, Jeanne
Nepal; trafficking; women; prostitution; reintegration; humiliation; HIV; Women's Studies
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Using a qualitative descriptive methodology, this study explored the experiences of Nepalese women trafficked into prostitution in India. The study found that poverty and lack of awareness about being at risk for trafficking are the major precursors for their trafficking experience. Abduction, fake marriages and the seduction of a better job were the major approaches adopted by pimps to traffic the women. The study also showed that after returning from the Indian brothel(s), they were rejected by their family and community. Such rejections occurred as family and community perceived these young women as at high risk for HIV infection. Strategies should be put in place to assist the women to reintegrate into their family and community.