National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2018 is on Thursday, January 11, 2018: Warning! There are human traffickers in Trinidad ?
Thursday, January 11, 2018 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2018. Human Trafficking Info Millions Are Victims Of Human Trafficking. Learn More Today.
human trafficking is really scary. Thanks for giving us an awareness on trinidad. Mexico is extremely bad too.
Article - Latin America 700 cases child trafficking. What are the Governments doing to protect the Children?
It is outrageous that parents, neighbors, etc., are selling children. Tourists should not be taking advantage of economically poor young women and children. People should not use the economic disadvantage of women and children against them in order to use them for sexual purposes. Obviously, rich people traveling have money that they could give away to help impoverished people without expecting anything in return.
Poverty = prostitution
How could Argentina recognize underage human trafficking in their criminal code? This is obviously wrong. The Governments should be protecting its citizens from tourists traveling for cheap sex opportunities and sex traffickers.
Yes, the Governments of the World are supposed to protect the children. What makes you think that your children or your children's children won't be the next victim of child sex slavery due to poverty?
Where is there still slavery?
There is TONS of slavery happening all across the globe...
Africa is still a MAJOR hot-spot for slavery... I could buy a child for $30.00 in rural areas, $300.00 in more metropolitan ares... BUY A CHILD FROM THEIR PARENTS...
Human Trafficking is taking place EVERYWHERE for many many reasons...
1. To get people in to a country illegally.
2. The Sex Trade
3. Forced Labor
4. "Mules" to transport illegal items.
Teenage girls are being abducted from "Small Town America" to the ghetto and put on "the circuit" where their captor/pimp take a young girl from, say, Chicago and driver her in a loop to the major cities and truck stops around the east coast, to Texas, to California, and then back around the northern states back to Chicago...
Go to a "Massage Parlor" filled with Asian Girls and there is a high likelihood that those girls are being kept as slaves to "Work Off" the debt of being smuggled in to the country...
In Mexico, Italy, Asia, The Islands... EVERYWHERE... There are PARENTS that pimp out their male and female children to make money...
Slavery is legal in, I believe, 4 Middle Eastern Theocracies...
Children are abducted from their homes in areas of conflict and forced to be "Child Solders". They are given drugs, alcohol, sex, and weapons training... The males are the lucky ones because the girls go out in the day to kill and are then used as living sex dolls at night...
Africa, South America, The Middle East, Asia... There are Child Solders EVERYWHERE...
On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 4 states:
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Although outlawed in most countries, slavery is nonetheless practiced secretly in many parts of the world. Enslavement still takes place in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, as well as parts of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. There are an estimated 27 million victims of slavery worldwide. In Mauritania alone, estimates are that up to 600,000 men, women and children, or 20% of the population, are enslaved. Many of them are used as bonded labour.
Modern-day abolitionists have emerged over the last several years, as awareness of slavery around the world has grown, with groups such as Anti-Slavery International, the American Anti-Slavery Group, International Justice Mission, and Free the Slaves working to rid the world of slavery. Zach Hunter, for example, began a movement called Loose Change to Loosen Chains when he was in seventh grade. Also featured on CNN and other national news organizations, Hunter has gone on to help inspire other teens and young adults to take action against injustice with his books, Be the Change and Generation Change.
In the United States, The Action Group to End Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery is a coalition of NGOs, foundations and corporations working to develop a policy agenda for abolishing slavery and human trafficking. Since 1997, the United States Department of Justice has, through work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, prosecuted six individuals in Florida on charges of slavery in the agricultural industry. These prosecutions have led to freedom for over 1000 enslaved workers in the tomato and orange fields of South Florida. This is only one example of the contemporary fight against slavery worldwide. Slavery exists most widely in agricultural labor, apparel and sex industries, and service jobs in some regions.
In 2000, the United States passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) "to combat trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude." The TVPA also "created new law enforcement tools to strengthen the prosecution and punishment of traffickers, making human trafficking a Federal crime with severe penalties."
The United States Department of State publishes the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, identifying countries as either Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 2 Watch List or Tier 3, depending upon three factors: "(1) The extent to which the country is a country of origin, transit, or destination for severe forms of trafficking; (2) The extent to which the government of the country does not comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards including, in particular, the extent of the government’s trafficking-related corruption; and (3) The resources and capabilities of the government to address and eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons."