Monday, December 06, 2010

About Human Trafficking

What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is what slavery, as a business, looks like in the 21st century. It describes the procurement of people against their will through force or deception, to be transported, sold and exploited for:
  • Sex and forced prostitution
  • Forced labor in sweatshops, farms and construction sites
  • Slavery or domestic servitude
  • Illegal international adoption
  • Forced marriage or child brides
  • Child soldiers
  • Forced begging
  • Sale of human organs
  • Sacrificial worship
  • Sports (e.g. child camel jockeys or football players)
Trafficking victims are stripped of their basic human rights and treated as commodity.
A single victim can be bought and sold many times.

.Source of the picture: This blog

Human Trafficking – Some Key Facts
  • Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world.
  • Its total annual revenue is estimated at between US$5 billion to US$9 billion.
  • Rough estimates suggest that between 700,000 to 2 million women are trafficked across international borders annually—more than one person per minute.
  • Approximately 80 per cent of those trafficked are women and girls.
  • An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year.
  • Those trafficked often come from poorer areas, ethnic minorities, or are displaced persons such as runaways or refugees.
  • The most common destination countries are Thailand, Japan, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the US

 Source: The Pixel Project

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