Licensed to Traffic: The Sex Trade in Bangladesh

  • Seetharam Mukkavilli


An overview of the conditions underlying the flourlshing Bangladeshi trafficking trade. Cross-border sales of women and girls are common, and prostitution is said to function on a scale comparable to other domestic industry. However, gaining an accurate understanding of the magnitude of traficking is made very difficult by a lack of proper documentation. Despite legal provisions prohibiting the flesh trade, the abuse of well-intentioned laws results in a successful evasion of penalization by the many who benefit from the trafficking of women and girls.
How to Cite
Mukkavilli, S. (1998). Licensed to Traffic: The Sex Trade in Bangladesh. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 17(5), 24-25.