Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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India's trafficked children.

July 7th, 2016

Episode 625 of 985 episodes

An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked worldwide for sexual exploitation, In India 10% of human trafficking is international, while almost 90% is interstate. Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year. In some cases, children are not abducted but sold by desperately poor families resort to selling their children themselves to survive. Young girls are more commonly trafficked this way, as the illegal practice of dowries persists, making girls a financial burden on their parents. We join reporter Catherine Carr in the Eastern state of Orissa, where she went to meet workers from the charity Love the One and other working in the front line of child trafficking. Iceland's men's Football team may well have reached the quarter finals of Euro 2016 in France but the women's national team already outplay the men on the international stage. We speak to the women's team captain Margret Lara Vioarsdottir. Plus novelist and critic Amanda Craig discusses women in Roald Dahl, from the kind and sweet Miss Honey, to the sinister witches. And we join listener Karel Lush for a big night out a Soul and 60s legends weekend at Brean Sands in Somerset as she indulges her passion for tribute bands.

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