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Disaster and Human Trafficking

Mondira Dutta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 978981-16-1629-7

About the Book

The book highlights the root cause of human trafficking and analyses how factors of vulnerability affect the marginalized, especially during and after a disaster. Human trafficking like other studies on disaster research, needs to be tackled from various perspectives such as empowering the vulnerable people, creating awareness, strengthening the disaster risk reduction measures and creating a common platform to fight the vicious circle by breaking its continuity and making strategies victim centric and people friendly. The book adapts a multidisciplinary approach embedding concepts from political, social, economic and anthropological perceptions. The discourse in the book revolves around the emotional and psycho-social stress factors including weak implementation of laws and policies at various levels. The content weaves around three themes magnitude and interlinks between disaster and human trafficking; policies and protocols on disaster risk reduction and human trafficking and community participation and institutional support. Through these themes, the volume works on identification of the vulnerable areas which are not in compliance with the Sendai Framework of Action, 2015 in the backdrop of the Disaster Management Act of India, 2005. The volume will be of immense interest to a wide range of practitioners, researchers, academicians, policy makers, political leaders, gender experts, international organizations, disaster management authorities, civil society organisations and scholars working in the area of human rights in general and trafficking in particular. 

About the Author

Prof. Mondira Dutta with four decades of teaching and research, has been the Chairperson of the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, J. N. University. Her fields of specialisation include Gender Studies, Disaster Research & Human Security in South Asia, Afghanistan and Central Asia. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the International Congress of Women in 2009. Her evaluation study on the 'Indian Initiatives for Afghan Women', sponsored by MEA/GoI in November 2010 was widely acclaimed. The study on 'Mapping Vulnerability to Trafficking of Women and Children in India' was sponsored by UN Women and the National Commission for Women in 2011 besides many others.