School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Pakistan is both a country of origin and destination as far as women trafficking is concerned. Poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, and ignorance about legal rights are some of the underlying causes. Available data suggest several areas of concern, like, for instance: direct health effects, maladaptive coping leading to the use of illicit drugs, and inaccessibility to healthcare facilities. Therefore, numerous interventions would be required at three levels: the prevention of trafficking, the protection of victims and the prosecution of the traffickers.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Khowaja, S. S.,
(2012). Women trafficking: causes, concerns, care!. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 62(8), 835-838.
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