CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 12

• Unlock the Secrets with your Listening – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fc
• Our topic for today’s tweet is – Child trafficking in India. #CSAAM
• There exists many reasons for child trafficking – Economic deprivation and associated poverty & Lack of employment opportunities #CSAAM
• Reasons for child trafficking – Low social status (more common for girls), Low levels of education and general awareness #CSAAM
• Reasons for child trafficking-Socio-cultural norms and circumstances that disadvantage them. Such as gender&minority discrimination #CSAAM
• Reasons for child trafficking – Political uprisings (child soldiers) and Traditional religious and cultural practices #CSAAM
• Reasons for child trafficking-Obscure beliefs within misinformed areas,such as ‘sex with virgin will cure sexual transmitted disease #CSAAM
• A study was by NHRC revealed that India was becoming a source, transit point and destination for traffickers of children for sexual purposes
• The areas of the greatest concern were poverty stricken areas as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, UP, Maharashtra, MP, Rajasthan, Orissa,WB
• In 1998, between 5,000 and 7,000 Nepalese girls, some barely 9–10 years old were trafficked into the red light districts in Indian cities,
• In 2009, it was estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked worldwide for sexual exploitation, including for prostitution or pornography
• Only 10 % of human trafficking in India is international, while almost 90 % is interstate. Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year
• The Immoral Traffic Prevention Act to aide in the immorality of human trafficking, does not provide comprehensive protection for children
• India has failed to uphold the Palemo Protocol, which provides protection to children against trafficking. #CSAAM
• Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation – Forced prostitution, Socially & Religiously sanctified forms of prostitutions, Sex tourism, Pornography
• Prostitution is the most documented and visible form of trafficking and in the case of children, it is always forced prostitution. #CSAAM
• India reportedly has the world’s largest concentration of child prostitutes, accounting for one in every four of the global number #CSAAM
• A large number of child prostitutes in India are girls from Nepal and Bangladesh #CSAAM
• Almost 15 percent of the prostitutes enter the profession before the age of 15, and 25 percent enter between 15 and 18 years #CSAAM
• Around 60 per cent of the prostitutes belong to the scheduled castes, tribes and backward classes. #CSAAM
• Religious Prostitution: Religious prostitution is practiced in various parts of India and Nepal. #CSAAM
• Pre-pubertal girls between 5&9 years, from poor, low caste homes go thru initiation rite at temple during full moon. They are dedicated to deity
• Devadasi cults are found in Southern India and there are reports of temple prostitution being practiced in Uttar Pradesh and Orissa. #CSAAM
• After a girl is married to the deity by the tali rite, she is branded with a hot iron on both shoulders, breast. Temple priest then employs her
• Sometimes, before menarche, she is auctioned for her virginity; deflowering ceremony(udilumbuvadu) becomes the privilege of the highest bidder
• Save our children, Save our world – CSAAM 2012 by MumbaiBuzz http://wp.me/p1pP52-kU
• We are tweeting on the topic of child trafficking in India which unlike many other issues is found in both developed and developing nations
• Trafficked children are used for prostitution, forced into marriage, illegally adopted used as cheap/unpaid labor, used for organ harvesting
• Trafficking exposes children to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. #CSAAM
• Trafficking is one of the hardest crimes to track and investigate hence data is hard to obtain. #CSAAM
• Latest figures estimate that 1.2 mil children are trafficked worldwide every year. Child prostitution has highest supply of trafficked children
• India is a source, destination, and transit country for trafficking for many purposes such as commercial sexual exploitation. #CSAAM
• Majority of the trafficking is within the country but there are also a large number trafficked from Nepal and Bangladesh #CSAAM
• Children are trafficked to Middle Eastern countries for sport such as camel racing. #CSAAM
• An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Indian children are smuggled out of the country every year to Saudi Arabia for begging during the Hajj
• A survivor explains the vulnerability of child sex trafficking victims – The Washington Times http://wp.me/p1pP52-kw
• Message from Arpan 2012 | 12 http://wp.me/p1pP52-kD
• Smita a 16yr old girl from village in Jharkhand was subjected to various forms of sexual abuse, exploitation, rape at hands of her employers
• When rescued her parents refused to take her back since she had been tainted by rape
• Falling sex ratios in Haryana, Punjab has led to a need for trafficking of minor brides from Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal
• Jyoti, age fourteen, was sold and married to a 40-year old man for Rs 15,000 in order to produce a mail heir.
• Case of Child traffickers: Rani, 17 years – read her ordeal http://childlineindia.org.in/1098/CaseOfChildTraffickers.htm
• Earlier this year government has introduced trafficking of minors for sexual abuse as an offence under its flagship legislation.
• Baby Falak case had exposed child sex racket in Delhi hotels http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/child-sex-rackets-in-delhi-hotels-exposed/1/179243.html
• Jyoti, age fourteen, was sold and married to a 40-year old man for Rs 15,000 in order to produce a male heir. #CSAAM
• CSA In The News – April 12 http://wp.me/p1pP52-l0