Feminist Approaches To Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. The connotation that one has of the word, “slavery”, is bleak and there is absolutely no positive connection to this word. Slavery has existed since time immemorial and its existence in the present day is still a thriving business. Slavery is defined as,
“When one person completely controls another using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically and they cannot walk away”.
Slavery though abolished in the 19th century, yet unfortunately it still exists in a modern-day form i.e., sexual exploitation, forced labour, bonded labour and organ trafficking.
The term human trafficking was popularised by the Palermo Protocol which was adopted
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But what kind of security threat does human trafficking poses? Jennifer K. Lobasz in one of her article, Beyond Border Security: Feminist Approaches to Human Trafficking, brings about how traditional security approaches to international human trafficking analysis as a threat to the state and to state control of borders where it emphasises on border security, migration controls, and international law enforcement cooperation. She challenges the traditional security framework stating that victims are both threatened by the traffickers and the state itself. Feminist argues of how human trafficking is a violation of human rights and how state neglects the voice of the trafficked person. State should focus more on the security of people rather than the state security…show more content…
To throw light on the barbaric practices of trafficking in India with special case study on Nagaland.
2. To analyse how human trafficking affects the most on women through feminist perspective.
3. To create awareness and understanding about human trafficking through various means.
Research Methodology
The methodology of the study is historical and present analytical drawing on both primary and secondary sources. Primary sources include speeches, declaration and interviews. The study makes extensive use of official publications and government websites. Secondary sources include books, journal, newspaper articles, reviews and abstracts. News reports from national and international media are relied on for current information.

The tentative research questions for this study are:
1. How has India addressed the issues of trafficking in women and children? Are the legal framework and policy interventions sufficient in curbing trafficking of humans in India?
2. Does the Feminist school of thought generate the majority of the theories related to human trafficking?
3. How far has the government of Nagaland responded to the issue of human trafficking in the

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