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  • Writer's pictureSukriti Chauhan

Eyes wide shut

As the trafficking of women and sexual exploitation increases, the government’s responsibility to save women and children grows

In his book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof, in one part highlights a conversation he has with a border patrol guard at the Nepal-India border. Kristof witnesses many trucks full of girls passing through without being stopped and inquires about it. The guard responds, "These girls are sacrificed so we can have harmony in society. So that good girls can be safe...these are peasant girls. They can't even read. They're from the countryside. This way the good Indian-middle class girls are safe."


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