Seasonal employment, child marriage and school drop out rate are among the reasons making women and girls vulnerable to trafficking on the Indo-Bangladesh border, according to a study.
The study ‘Adolescence at the Border’ by anti-human trafficking NGO Justice and Care in association with Border Security Force (BSF) said human trafficking is a highly organised crime operating within source and destination areas.
It said effective collaboration of security agencies like BSF and state police with NGOs is the need of the hour and this needs to be nurtured for best results.
“Seasonal employment, child marriage, school drop out rate, crimes against children such as abuse and eve teasing were found to be extremely high in these villages. These are all factors that contribute to making women and girls vulnerable to trafficking and other violent crimes,” the study said.