Human Traffic Watch

Blushing Brides or Trafficking Victims?

In Child Sex Trafficking, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on May 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The head of the Border Guard Bangladesh had some disturbing news about child trafficking out of the country today. Major General Anwar Hussain said that young women and girls are being smuggled into India by their “pimps” who masquerade themselves as honeymooners.

The traffickers are using this method in an attempt to cross borders without drawing attention. Many of the trafficking victims were from poverty-stricken backgrounds and were searching for a future with more opportunities than they might find at home. This is why they go willingly with traffickers.The problem is, they don’t know what is really waiting for them on the other side.

In the past three months, the Border Guard has rescued 70 women and girls from border regions. Many of the girls had fallen into the traffickers’ clutches through false promises of job offers from abroad, the Deccan Herald reports. Other common causes include domestic violence, false tourism and marriage offers.

Source: SOS Children’s Village

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