The Impact of Human Trafficking on Young Female’ Live.

Magesa, Rehema J. (2021) The Impact of Human Trafficking on Young Female’ Live. Doctoral thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study explored the impact of human trafficking on young females in Arusha Region. The study adopted a mixed research approach. A total of 400 young females from Arusha city, Arusha Rural, Monduli, Longido, Ngorongoro, Meru and Karatu district councils participated in the study. A questionnaire was employed for collecting quantitative data while a face-to-face interview schedule was used for key informants. Observation and focus group discussions were also employed for collecting qualitative data. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and the qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis. The findings indicated that the main causes of human trafficking targeting young females were poverty, lack of adequate education, gender-based violence, lack of job opportunities in rural areas, dysfunctional families and harmful traditional practices. The victims of trafficking reported that they suffered from physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse from the traffickers and their accomplices. The study indicated that the effects of the studied human trafficking included negative effects on physical and mental health, moral and social standing. In the effort to continue redressing human trafficking in Tanzania, the study recommends that the Government, in partnership with other stakeholders, should continue with efforts to reduce the social economic gap between all the people including those in rural and urban areas. The government should also encourage improvement of rural environments to promote youth retention therein with improvedsocial services and infrastructures, establishment offunctional schools, vocational training centers, assured supply of electricity and safe and clean water. Keywords: Human trafficking, young female, gender, Arusha

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 10:07
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 10:10

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