Exploring the Complex Relationship between Prostitution and Human Trafficking

DOI: 10.55662/AJMRR.2023.4501

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Journal Title: Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Review
Author(s): Prabhbir Singh Mann
Published On: 23/10/2023
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
First Page: 57
Last Page: 72
ISSN: 2582-8088
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Prabhbir Singh Mann, Exploring the Complex Relationship between Prostitution and Human Trafficking, Volume 4 Issue 5, Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Review, 57-72, Published on 23/10/2023, 10.55662/AJMRR.2023.4501 Available at https://ajmrr.thelawbrigade.com/article/exploring-the-complex-relationship-between-prostitution-and-human-trafficking/


The research critically assesses the intricate and multifaceted relationship between prostitution and human trafficking. The research delves into the entwined nature of these phenomena, aiming to shed light on the complex dynamics that shape this connection. The essay begins by providing a comprehensive definition of human trafficking, considering various factors that extend beyond the traditional use of force and coercion. It explores how gender dynamics play a significant role in shaping the discourse around sexual victimisation and analyses the societal perception of female and male involvement in prostitution and sex tourism. The analysis reveals the profound impact of economic theory on the relationship between prostitution and human trafficking. It examines the contrasting effects of legalising prostitution, highlighting the critical role that demand plays in fuelling human trafficking. Case studies from various countries further emphasises this correlation, underscoring the real-world implications of prostitution laws on trafficking. Ethnicity’s influence on the demand for prostitution and its link to human trafficking is also explored. The study delves into how socio-economic factors and discrimination against marginalised groups contribute to vulnerability and exploitation, particularly in the context of the sex industry. Additionally, the essay investigates whether victims of prostitution and the sex trade exclusively comprise women and children. It challenges the prevailing narrative by examining the experiences of adult men and transgender individuals who are forced into sex work. The essay addresses the critical distinction between prostitution and human trafficking and the blurred lines that often exist between the two. It emphasises the importance of recognising these differences to formulate more effective responses and policies in combating human trafficking. In conclusion, this essay underscores the interconnectedness of prostitution and human trafficking while advocating for a comprehensive approach to address these complex issues. It calls for an understanding of the role played by demand, economics, and societal dynamics, ultimately seeking to contribute to the informed discussions and effective strategies required to address this pressing concern.

Keywords: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Legalisation of prostitution, Ethnicity and prostitution, Transgender sex workers, Distinction between prostitution and trafficking, Sex tourism

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