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Irregular Migration, Trafficking into Forced Marriage, and Health Insecurity

Muhammad Makki Kakar, Farhan Naveed Yousaf and Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh
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Muhammad Makki Kakar: PhD Scholar, Department of Sociology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Farhan Naveed Yousaf: Associate Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh: Professor, Department of Sharia and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Global Regional Review, 2020, vol. 5, issue 1, 262-268

Abstract: This study focuses on the lived experiences of women and girls trafficked from Afghanistan to Pakistan for forced marriages and highlights the ways they experience health insecurity associated with their exploitation. The primary data for this paper is drawn from in-depth interviews conducted with twelve women and girls trafficked from Afghanistan to the Balochistan province of Pakistan. The study showcases that the victims of trafficking are exposed to severe health risks during and after migration. As the victims lack legal status, they continue to experience exploitation and health insecurity throughout their lives.

Keywords: Irregular Migration; Trafficking into Forced Marriage; Health Insecurity; Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.31703/grr.2020(V-I).29

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