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Women Empowerment

(Vol. 16, No. 2, April-June, 2018) ISSN 0973 – 8444
Trafficking: A Mockery to Women Empowerment
Afkar Ahmad1
1Assistant Professor of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. Email:, Mobile: 08789097196
Abstract: Right to life with dignity is the most fundamental human right. Trafficking of human beings and in particular of women is a crucial problem in international as well as in the regional context of South Asia. It is a contemporary form of slavery, which has hydra headed issues. It is a major obstruction in the way of woman empowerment. Trafficking proves failure of the society to perform its duty. The author, hereby, highlights emerging factors- apart from traditional factors leading to trafficking in India, legal instrumentality to address this threat. Major tools and techniques of socio-legal research methodology is part of the present paper. The author aims at highlighting major hotspots of trafficking, and concludes with suggestive remarks.
Keywords: Trafficking, hotspots, emerging factors, legal instrumentality, women empowerment.
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