Child Trafficking Is The Third Largest Global Growing Criminal Enterprise By The Bangladesh National Women Lawyers ' Association

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Noorani stated that “Parul hides her face in Proshanti, a shelter managed by the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA). She was married at 14 years old, but her husband abandoned her when she became pregnant. She left the baby with her parents when her aunt offered to find her a job in Dhaka. The aunt instead brought her to Kolkata, India, and sold her to a brothel. She was forced to become a sex worker. She was later arrested in a police raid and sent to a local women’s shelter (UNICEF)”. Sale of children is the third largest global growing criminal enterprise followed by illegal drugs and prostitution. It is also estimated that global commercial sex trade exploits one million children each year. Most kids who are trafficked wind up being sexually abused, used as child labor or forced into armed conflict, as child solders. According to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (2000), child trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of children for the purpose of exploitation. It is an infringement of their rights, their prosperity, their development, and impound their chance to achieve their maximum capacity. Due to illegitimate nature of this activity, accurate number of victims is difficult to identify, however it is estimated that there are 100,000 to 300,000 children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in only the United States at any given time (U.S.…

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