Research on Girl Child Labour in Shillong: Emergence of a New Socio-Economic Problem (2002)
The main objective of this field study was to explore the socio–economic conditions of the girl child labourers, the extent of gender exploitation, and the efforts of various governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations to tackle this issue in Shillong.
We used surveys consisting of 63 objective and descriptive questions and a separate questionnaire was prepared for those working in governmental agencies and NGOs, to collect our data. Our findings revealed instances of sexual abuses and trafficking where young girls make up the victim profile.
This research study drew the attention of key stakeholders and government bodies to take appropriate action to address the issues of child trafficking in the region.
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This research was sponsored by: Save the Children, India.