Human Trafficking

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As shown in the figure above, human trafficking is a crime against humanity. Trafficking in Persons is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receiving of Persons, by means of a threat or a force; in forms by coercion, abduction, fraud, and deception for the purpose of exploitation. The exploitation shall include prostitution of others, forced labor or services, or the removal of organs. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers. Every country in the world is affected by trafficking. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime published a new edition of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, in December 2012. The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012 revealed that 27 percent of all victims of human trafficking are children. Between 2007 and 2010 the percentage increased 7 percent from the period 2003 to 2006. Girl victims make up two third of all trafficked children. Trafficking of children is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receiving of children for the purpose of exploitation.

The trafficking of children is forced labor or services, practices similar to slavery. The child exploitation can include forcing a child into prostitution or other forms of sexual activity or child pornography. In 2010 it was reported globally that Thailand and Brazil were considered to have the worst child sex trafficking records. Some children are trafficked for the recruitment of child soldiers. Illegal international adoption and trafficking for early marriage is other reasons leading to child exploitation. The child labor or services is likely to be hazardous to the physical, mental, spiritual, or social development of children and it can interfere with their education. Over 71 percent of trafficked children show suicidal tendencies. The trafficking in children often involves exploitation of the parents’ poverty. The parents may sell children to traffickers to pay off debts or...
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