International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part D (2015)
Rehabilitation of Sexually exploited women: A study on the programmes of South Indian NGOs – An overview
The process of helping the victims to settle down socially, economically, psychologically and physically is known as rehabilitation intervention. Usually, victims of sex trafficking, subjected to sexual violence, go through irreversible psychological damage and are vulnerable to be infected by a range of sexually transmitted infections. Therefore, the needs in the process of rehabilitation are significantly high. With the qualitative intervention with adequate mental health and economic issues, the victims could be prepared for reintegration with mainstreamed society. A study was conducted in South India to examine the rehabilitation programmes offered by 32 selected NGOs who do not advocate legalization. The study reveals that 3 categories of rehabilitation process such as economic rehabilitation, civic rehabilitation and psychological rehabilitation. The economic rehabilitation includes identification of need-based issues, aptitude based, market assessed, viable & sustainable economic options which is critical for long-term rehabilitation. The civic rehabilitation comprises preparing the victims to accept the civil society which is usually manifested in the form of electoral cards, ration cards, housing, etc. Psychological rehabilitation addresses these psychological impacts of sex trafficking on the victims which needs a mental health intervention. The study reveals the frequency of such programmes and the outcomes.
How to cite this article:
Kumudini Achchi. Rehabilitation of Sexually exploited women: A study on the programmes of South Indian NGOs – An overview. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(7): 181-186.