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The business of importing girls for forced marriage or bride trade (trafficking) is not different from sex or labour trafficking because it treats women as commodities for sale to unknown men whose purpose is not to find lifetime loving partners but to arrange for a wife to be treated as a sex object, domestic worker, agricultural labourer and an all-round slave. It is also a new form of child marriage which has emerged on a wide scale.
Displacement caused by climate change and denial of rights over land or natural resources results in a huge number of young people having an aspiration to migrate for good.
.... and buyers are always on the lookout ....
Bride Trafficking Survivors
Largely purchased for serving as unpaid agricultural labourers under the garb of marriage, girls and women trafficked for the purpose are treated as outcastes by the community.
Children of Survivors
Belonging nowhere, children of trafficking survivors are a cause of great concern because they end up being treated as outcastes as well owing to societal prejudice towards their mothers.
Women and Girls
Girls and women locally suffer cases of domestic violence, honor crimes and high divorce rates which are a common occurrence in these deeply patriarchal societies.
Patriarchy also affects men and boys, who remain disconnected with their nurturing and constructive qualities of kindness and empathy leading them to destructively vent through violence and addictions.
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