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‘Tourism boosts human trafficking in Goa’


PANAJI
The tourism industry in the state has directly or indirectly contributed to the surge in human trafficking rackets in Goa. 

The recent report on human trafficking in India by the United Nations conventions against transnational organized crime (UNTOC) says, “Demand for sex services by the tourists has led to an upsurge of trafficking rackets operating in the state.” The victims who have been forced into the sex trade are smuggled into Goa even from across international borders, the report says. 

Based on data procured by a Vasco based non-government organization, ARZ, which works closely with trafficked women, the UNTOC report says some girls and women working as sex workers in Goa, have been brought from Nepal, Bangladesh and Russia. 

Full report here Times of India

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