Assessing the Public Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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Principal Investigator:
Jay Silverman, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health

Division of Public Health Practice

Dates of Research:
November 30, 2006 — November 30, 2008


Trafficking in persons for prostitution (TIP/P) is a significant global public health issue. An estimated 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked globally each year, approximately 80% of whom are women and children trafficked for prostitution. A significant percentage of these victims are trafficked for prostitution across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. To date, there is no adequate estimate of the global or South Asian regional public health impact of TIP/P. This project will assess and document the public Health impact of TIP/P across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.