Globalisation and Its Links to Migration and Trafficking: The Crisis in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

This article assesses the impact of globalisation on migration and the risks of being trafficked. The paper explores how South Asian countries, in particular India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, experience the rise of human trafficking amid complex changes brought about by globalisation. Driven by aspirations for better opportunities, people migrate to various places, and some get trafficked in the process. The paper warns that the effects of globalisation on migration and trafficking are likely to continue, and makes recommendations such as addressing gender equality, economic empowerment of women, collaborative border vigilance, promoting legal migration, and decriminalising women’s migration.

Banerjee, U.D. 2003. Canadian Women Studies. 24:3-4, Spring/Summer, 124-130.

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