Unformatted text preview: Humanitarian movement against oppressed abused children. The problem of child prostitution in India is more complicated than in other Third World countries where it is directly related to sex tourism. In India, sexual exploitation of children has its roots in traditional practices, beliefs and gender discrimination. According to some research, child prostitution is socially acceptable in some sections of Indian society through the practice of Devas. Young girls are given to the 'gods' and they become a religious prostitute. There are believed to be around 3 300 dedanses in Belgaum area alone. Devas is banned by the Prohibition of Dedication Act of 1982. Parents or guardians dedicating their...
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- Spring '10
- Economic Power, child prostitution, lower paid wages, oppressed abused children