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Conclave on the Protection and Securing of Justice for Victims in Cases of Sexual Exploitation
Submitted by indiacontact on 12 March 2019
This April, the Maharashtra State Commission of Women (MSCW) will partner with IJM India to host the Conclave on the Protection and Securing of Justice for Victims in Cases of Sexual Exploitation. The ‘Conclave on the Protection and Securing of Justice for Victims in Cases of Sexual Exploitation’ aims to brings together deliverers of justice in Maharashtra to focus on the sensitivity and prudence required in the systems to ensure that justice is served in its rightful form to victims.
Despite significant improvements in recent years, statistics show that human trafficking remains a major problem requiring national attention. The number of human trafficking cases across India has doubled from 2013 to 2016, according to the most recent government data available. Within Maharashtra state, 89% of the human trafficking cases reported involve commercial sexual exploitation.
At the Conclave the primary areas of discussion will be addressed through panel discussions and plenary speeches by experts from the field. The topics to be explored are:
1. Institutionalizing of Procedural and Infrastructural Victim Friendly Measures
2. Access to Justice by Poor and Vulnerable Victims
3. Addressing Issues in Adjudication of Cases of Human Trafficking
4. Fostering Co-ordinated Government Response to Sexual Exploitation In The State Of Maharashtra
Click on this link to read the Rationale of the Conference