—This study aims to describe resilience of young
women who were human trafficking victims. The used method
is descriptive analysis. This study employs three adolescents,
who were human trafficking victims, as the subjects of this
study, who used to work as prostitutes in Garut, West Java,
Indonesia. The data were collected through resilience
questionnaires and semi-structured interviews composed by
the researcher based on Grothberg’s theory (1999). The result
shows that one victim has high resilience while the two others
tend to have low resilience. Parenting, support from significant
persons, and social competences are the ultimate factors for the
victim to have high inference.
—Resilience, human trafficking, young women.
Yunita Sari and Khairunnisa are with the Bandung Islamic University,
Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Yunita Sari and Khairunnisa, " Resilience of Young Women as Human Trafficking
Victims," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 159-163, 2014.