Country India
Year 1956
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description


The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956 was amended and renamed in 1986. In pursuance of the International Convention signed by India in 1950 pertaining to the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking, a comprehensive Act called Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was enacted in 1956. It makes the sexual exploitation of male and female a cognizable offence.

Full Text

Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act

Source of Information

Response of the Government of India to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010