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Forced Prostitution: Coerced Sexual Slavery

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Written By: Megha Kishore

What is prostitution?

Prostitution denotes providing sex work in exchange for money. It includes gratification of sex and other accompanying acts such as:

  1. solicitation of customers

  2. management of brothels

  3. pimping or dealing with prostitutes

  4. sex traffics and other activities that facilitate prostitution,

thus promoting the growth of sex industry.

What is forced prostitution?

How did forced prostitution begin to exist in India?

What causes forced prostitution today?

Why is it difficult to leave prostitution?

Which Indian laws are relevant to prostitution?

What are the references for this article?


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