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How has the Pandemic made children vulnerable to human trafficking? Discuss the salient features of Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill 2021.

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4. How has the Pandemic made children vulnerable to human trafficking? Discuss the salient features of Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill 2021. (250 words)

Reference:  unodc.org

Why the question:

The document presents a brief upon the impact of covid-19 pandemic on the trafficking of children.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in what way the Pandemic made children vulnerable to human trafficking? Discuss the salient features of Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill 2021.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some key facts depicting the context of the question.

Body:

Explain that COVID-19 has further intensified the need for the law. Traffickers are taking advantage of prolonged school closures and loss of family livelihood. Although Anti-trafficking policies exist in India, where the system is found lacking is in the implementation of the laws.

Government agencies have rescued almost 9,000 children from trafficking since the first lockdown.

Explain how the Pandemic made children vulnerable to human trafficking?

Discuss the need for strong steps are essential to curb human trafficking.

Highlight the key features of Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suggestions.