Trafficking in women have worsened over the past three decades.
Kamala Budhathoki 'Sarup'
Published in Worldpress.org
Although The International Agreement for the
Suppression of the White Slave Trade, signed in Paris on May 18, 1904, to deal with the issue of
trafficking in women, but, unfortunately, each and
every regional and international initiation cannot be dealt with
properly because of a lack of time.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (S.A.A.R.C.)
addressed the issue of trafficking and agreed to
mention the issue in its declaration: "Expressing grave concern at the
trafficking of women and children within and between countries, the
Heads of State or Government pledged to coordinate their efforts and
take effective measures to address this problem."
According to a report in Asmita women's magazine: "The movement to suppress
trafficking in Women began in England in 1869 as a campaign against
state regulation of prostitution. Out of this conference came the International Agreement for the
Suppression of white Slave Traffic which was signed by twelve countries
in 1904. Meanwhile, in 1994, the U.N. General
Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the "traffic in women and
Asmita further said "The illicit and clandestine movement of persons across national and
international borders, with the end goal of forcing
women and girl children into sexually or economically oppressive and
exploitative situations for the profit of recruiters, traffickers and
crime syndicates, as well as other illegal activities related to
trafficking, such as forced domestic labor, false marriages, clandestine
employment and false adoption."
The World Summit for Social Development was held in Copenhagen March
The World Conference, held in Stockholm August 27-31, 1996, adopted
many agenda for action against commercial sexual exploitation of
children. Asmita magazine says, "A fundamental problem in responding to the issue of
trafficking in women is the lack of a precise and coherent definition." Trafficking in women have
steadily worsened over the past three decades.
attempts have been made to combat the problem. A lack of commitment is obstacles to
solving the crisis. Prostitution is officially illegal and HIV infection is high among
prostitutes. There is an urgent need to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS before it is too late. In spite of such sad factors, poor access to health delivery
services, a lack of sex education in school curriculum, and poor knowledge about condoms are
also contributing to the increase in HIV infection. The disease is killing tens of thousands of young women.
Journalist and editor Kamala Budhathoki Sarup specializes in reporting news and writing stories covering Freedom, Peace, Public health, Democracy, Women/Children, development, justice and advocacy from her location inside the United States. Human rights, anti-terrorism, and economic development are also part of the work. She is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. (To promote freedom, democracy, anti-terrorism, Literature, women rights, public health, peace and empowerment (http://mediaforfreedom.com) has a strong role to play). Its activities support in societies undergoing crisis and changes. Ms. Kamala Budhathoki Sarup has also written numerous reports which includes "Women's Empowerment", Prevention of Trafficking in Women Through Media," and "Efforts to Prevent Trafficking for Media Activism." You can see her work online now via her website http://mediaforfreedom.com/. Kamala is a regular contributor to Cape May County Herald. Kamala also was a regular contributor to UPI- Asia News. She also published two Stories collections and several poems. Her interests include philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. She also is experienced in organizational and community development. http://mediaforfreedom.com