November 15, 2011: Violence Against Women in India Report & GuestPost: Sex Slavery and Prostitution

Guest Post by AdhooraKhwaab : Sex Slavery and Prostitution

Prostitution is referred as the world’s oldest profession but I think it should be referred to as world’s oldest oppression. everyone says the only profession with lives at stake is only the one ‘ARMY’ but I think prostitution has the same amount of risk as so many women in the profession of prostitution are murdered each year . Women in prostitution are more likely to be murdered than women of similar age and race. Prostitution of women is a lethal form of violence against women and violation of basic human rights.

Though prostitution in India is not legal but everyone knows it is illegally legal, in other countries where it is legal and society had made an attempt to normalize it failed to stop violence against women in prostitution. Women who are prostituted are often subjected to violence and abuse from their customers. Women are also vulnerable to sexual diseases and this profession is full of such cases
Sex slavery and prostitution is not a choice as many believe. No one has childhood dream to become a prostitute when she grows. There are many factors and related violence which led them to prostitution.

Some of the factors are:-

  • Gender and racial discrimination.
  • Lack of education.
  • Poverty and need to support family.
  • Childhood sexual abuse and physical abuse.
  • Drug addiction
  • Blackmailing for their nude videos.

The root cause of prostitution is gender discrimination and the system where men are able to exploit women without interference from law and society. It will continue as long as man will buy, sell and resell women. It really hurts when one creation of God sells the other. Women are the most beautiful, divine creation. If the aim is to stop sex slavery and prostitution, the other violence against women should be stopped which led to prostitution. Women should be treated equally from their birth and should get their due share of respect. Every man should remember that he was there inside a woman for nine months and should think of that woman before looking at any other woman with a wrong eye.

  1. Case Updates on some of the cases that are being tracked at maps4aid: The Original Report as well as the Case Update details link are available
  2. CaseUpdate: Bhanwari case: CBI search at house of Malkan Singh’s brother via @dna

    November 15, 2011 8:10:05 AM EST
  3. CaseUpdate: Pregnant womans death in accidental fire raises doubts. Nagpur | Husband Booked… #vaw

    November 15, 2011 1:41:30 AM EST
  4. CaseUpdate: Molestation case accused surrenders | maps4aid Report #451 #Patna #StreetHarassment

    November 15, 2011 12:17:00 AM EST

Incidents of Violence Against Women reported in India today: You can clink on the Links to be taken to the Full Report with the details at our Ushahidi maps4aid Crisis Mapping Deployment.
  1. TODAY- 14 yr old girl abducted and raped for over a month by her neighbour. Kandivili #vaw #India

    November 14, 2011 11:21:42 PM EST
  2. #Bihar: Husband fines wife rs25000 for delivering baby girl. Warns her that fine would double if next one is also girl.

    November 15, 2011 10:56:01 AM EST
  3. Human trafficking: 13 year old girl from Santhal in West Bengal rescued by NGO Shakti Vahini. Delhi

    November 15, 2011 11:52:19 AM EST
  4. In Delhi Burmese women are routinely harassed by perverts and gangs. Vikaspuri.

    November 15, 2011 11:45:15 AM EST
  5. Cops arrest 2 accused for molesting 2 girl students waiting for an auto at Chittaranjan Park, #Delhi #StreetHarassment

    November 15, 2011 11:34:14 AM EST
  6. 19 yr old girl kidnapped and molested by her cousin to defame her character. Warje Malwadi at

    November 15, 2011 11:40:42 AM EST
  7. Angry masses ransack house of main accused who circulated MMS of minor school girl. Budgam, Srinagar

    November 15, 2011 11:27:22 AM EST
  8. Married woman charges her husband with drugging, raping and compelling her to sleep with several men. Jaipur

    November 15, 2011 11:55:16 AM EST
  9. 3 yr old girl raped and her 5 yr old brother sodomised by Mumbai Laundry man. Arrested.

    November 15, 2011 12:13:33 PM EST
  10. 21 yr old from goa booked for kidnapping and raping 16 yr old minor.

    November 15, 2011 12:10:13 PM EST
  11. Today- Watchman of Zoroastrian Society building in Nanachowk, Gamdevi arrested for molesting 20 yr old student.

    November 14, 2011 11:32:23 PM EST

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