The violation of women’s rights in India
There have been a reported 1,700 cases of human trafficking since 2020.
This number includes adults as well as children; the majority are female.
These women and girls are trafficked into marriages.
Often these brides are kidnapped, bought, and sold are subject to physical and mental abuse for years.
However, because they often become pregnant and have no money. So they are trapped.
Moreover they are are often not allowed back to their homes as they are tainted and a source of shame for their families.
In these situations, when a woman is married, she becomes her husbands property. The abuses she might have undergone are null.
This issue becomes invisible as these women are unable to protect themselves because they are unable to identify their abuse.
In order to foster peace, we must follow a model of human rights that protects all individuals and acknowledges the violation of human rights.