The Dynamic of Internal Displacement, Forced Migration and Vulnerable to Trafficking in Mexico


Acharya, Arun K. 2009. "The Dynamic of Internal Displacement, Forced Migration and Vulnerable to Trafficking in Mexico." Journal of Human Ecology Delhi 27 (3): 161-70.

Author: Arun K. Acharya


Displacement coupled with migration and trafficking has caused a massive increase and influx in the numbers of women and girls into sexual exploitation. The main concern of this research is to investigate how the internal displacement in Chiapas state of Mexico forcing the people especially to women for migration and making them vulnerable towards trafficking. The present research analyzes the demographic profile of displaced-trafficked women as well as their pattern of trafficking and consequences on health. For this study information has been collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary information has obtained through interviewing 40 trafficked women in the Tapachula City of Chiapas, Mexico in a semi-structured questionnaire. Apart from that 10 in depth interviews were conducted to get the life history of displaced-trafficked women. 

Keywords: migration, displacement, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, health

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Migration, Gender, Women, Girls, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, SV against Women, Trafficking, Sex Trafficking Regions: Americas, North America Countries: Mexico

Year: 2009

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