JIBS Research Bulletin

Vol. 1 | October 2022

People and their Sociocultural Environment: Interventions and Applications

Experiences of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation availing rehabilitation at R&P homes in India

Posted by Staff on October 15, 2022


Sanjeev P. Sahni, Professor & Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India


Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer & Research Scholar, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India


Daniel T. Andzenge, Professor, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States.


Sex trafficking constitute as the primary form of human trafficking involving predominantly young girls and women. Rehabilitation of rescued victims of commercial sexual exploitation is critical in efficient reintegration into society.


Aims: The main aim of the study is to explore the narratives of the victims of commercial sexual exploitation in understanding various factors towards eventual Rehabilitation within Rehabilitation & Protection (R&P) homes in India.


Method: The study involves participatory action research at R&P homes in India. In total, 30 victims of commercial sexual exploitation, aged 29-50 years, participated in the study.


Results:  The result through thematic analysis reflected the initiators and detrimental factors towards Rehabilitation in R&P homes. The analysis also reflected various internal and external factors contributing to effective Rehabilitation.


Conclusion: The results provide insight into various factors for critical action by practitioners on the field through intervention, policies, and other mechanisms. The research also emphasizes the employment of participatory action research for research with the critical and marginalized population.


Published in: Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture


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