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Facts on Human Trafficking

4 May

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purpose of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation  forced labor, or a modern day form of slavery. The Protocal to Prevent, Supress and punish trafficking in persons especially women and children. Trafficking is a lucrative industry. Trafficking of children is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of children for the purpose of exploitation. Trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children can take many forms and include forcing a child into prostitution or other forms of sexual activity or child pornography. Child exploitation can also include forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery servitude the removal of organs, illicit international adoption trafficking for early marriage , recruitment as child soldiers , for use in begging or as athletes (such as child camel jockeys or football players), or for recruitment for cults.

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Human Trafficking

4 May

Human Trafficking is a major thing that has got to come to an end. Human Trafficking has been identified as the largest human- rights violation in the history of mankind, and is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century – a 9 billion dollar industry.  An estimated of 13 million children are enslaved around the world today, accounting for nearly half of trafficking victims in the world. The average of a women that is trafficked is 12-14 years of age. Trafficked children are more likely to develop mental health problems, abuse substances, engage in prostitution as adults, and either commit or be victimized by violent crimes later  in life. According to estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.

Facts on Human Trafficking

4 May

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking, also described as modern-day slavery or involuntary servitude affects an estimated 700,000 or 2 million people around the globe every year. The average cost per slave is $90. Around half of trafficking victims in the world are under the age of 18. Trafficking victims normally do not get help because they think that they or their families will hurt by their traffickers, or that they will be deported. The sad truth is that human trafficking is stronger than ever, so much that it has equaled the illegal arms industry. Recognizing that there is a problem starts with knowing the reality of these victims plight.  Children victimized by human trafficking will likely emerge with mental problems, substance abuse, prostitution, and even commit these same acts, as they grow older.

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