Revisiting the Evil Social Custom of Sex Trafficking in North-West India

Certain communities from several villages on the confluence of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh are notorious for the rampant practice of trafficking the girls in their families, young daughters and sisters, into the sex trade. There is a prevalence of sexualized caste-based labour in those community where the unmarried women run the household and support their families through their commercial sexual exploitation.

To build a contemporary understanding of these communities (mainly the Nat and Bedia communities), the ATC Team visited Rajasthan in 2018. The study was approached through casework interventions based on Prerana’s past experiences of working with victims from the communities. Read here