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From the website: http://www.stopthetraffik.org

http://www.stopthetraffik.org/humantrafficking/background.aspx

BACKGROUND
«The greatest and most shameful regrets of history is always about the truth we failed to tell.»
—Haugen 2005
· TRAFFICKING IS…
to be deceived or taken against your will, bought, sold and transported into slavery for sexual exploitation, sweat shops, child brides, circuses, sacrificial worship, forced begging, sale of human organs, farm labour, domestic servitude.
· TRAFFICKING IS…
where family members and friends deceive parents to release their children or sell them for as little as $20 each, selling them on to local gangmasters or serious organised international trafficking rings.
· TRAFFICKING IS…
growing. 2–4 MILLION men, women and children are trafficked across borders and within their own country every year. More than one person is trafficked across borders EVERY MINUTE, which is equivalent to five jumbo jets every day. a trade that earns twice as much worldwide revenue as Coca Cola.
· TRAFFICKING IS…
where victims usually suffer repeated physical abuse, fear, torture and threats to families to break their spirits and turn them into saleable commodities. a person can be sold and trafficked many times.

PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE BOUGHT & SOLD.

http://www.stopthetraffik.org/humantrafficking/problem.aspx

THE PROBLEM TODAY
What is the scale of human trafficking worldwide?
Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. Trafficking affects every continent and most countries.
Every country is affected by human trafficking, whether they are an origin country where people are trafficked from; a transit country where people are trafficked through; or a destination country where people are trafficked to. Often a country will be all three. Men, women and children are trafficked.
What is the difference between smuggling and trafficking?
Smuggling is the unlawful cross-border transport of someone to get financial or other material benefit. Trafficking can happen within a country and there is no benefit for the victim – they are exploited.
Due to the hidden and illegal nature of human trafficking, gathering statistics on the scale of the problem is difficult. The following statistics may represent an underestimation of trafficking, but are the most credible and frequently quoted.
§ PEOPLE TRAFFICKING IS THE FASTEST GROWING MEANS BY WHICH PEOPLE ARE ENSLAVED, THE FASTEST GROWING INTERNATIONAL CRIME, AND ONE OF THE LARGEST SOURCES OF INCOME FOR ORGANISED CRIME The UN Office on Drugs and Crime
§ 600,000-800,000 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE TRAFFICKED ACROSS BORDERS EVERY YEAR. APPROXIMATELY 80 PER CENT ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS. UP TO 50% ARE MINORS
Estimate by The US State Department
§ 1.2 MILLION CHILDREN ARE TRAFFICKED EVERY YEAR
Estimate by UNICEF
§ AT LEAST 12.3 MILLION PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS OF FORCED LABOUR WORLDWIDE. OF THESE 2.4 MILLION ARE AS A RESULT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. A global alliance against forced labor, International Labour Organisation, 2005
§ 600,000-800,000 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN TRAFFICKED ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BORDERS EACH YEAR. APPROXIMATELY 80 PER CENT ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS. UP TO 50% ARE MINORS. US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2005
§ AN ESTIMATED 1.2 MILLION CHILDREN TRAFFICKED EACH YEAR. UNICEF UK Child Trafficking Information sheet, January 2003
§ THE MAJORITY OF TRAFFICKED VICTIMS ARGUABLY COME FROM THE POOREST COUNTRIES AND POOREST STRATA OF THE NATIONAL POPULATION. A global alliance against forced labor, International Labour Organisation, 2005
§ TRAFFICKING IS THE FASTEST GROWING MEANS BY WHICH PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT IN THE TRAP OF SLAVERY. Anti-Slavery
§ HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE SECOND LARGEST SOURCE OF ILLEGAL INCOME WORLDWIDE EXCEEDED ONLY BY DRUGS TRAFFICKING. (BELSER 2005)
§ IT IS THE FASTEST GROWING FORM OF INTERNATIONAL CRIME, ALREADY GENERATING IN EXCESS OF 31 BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDS. INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
§ THERE ARE EVEN REPORTS THAT SOME TRAFFICKING GROUPS ARE SWITCHING THEIR CARGO FROM DRUGS TO HUMAN BEINGS, IN A SEARCH OF HIGH PROFITS AT LOWER RISK. UN OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME
§ PEOPLE ARE TRAFFICKED INTO PROSTITUTION, BEGGING, FORCED LABOUR, MILITARY SERVICE, DOMESTIC SERVICE, FORCED ILLEGAL ADOPTION, FORCED MARRIAGE ETC.
§ TYPES OF RECRUITMENT; INCLUDE ABDUCTION, FALSE AGREEMENT WITH PARENTS, SOLD BY PARENTS, RUNAWAYS, TRAVEL WITH FAMILY, ORPHANS SOLD FROM STREET OR INSTITUTIONS.
So many victims of trafficking are from the poorest countries and the most vulnerable parts of any community

http://www.stopthetraffik.org/humantrafficking/casestudies.aspx REAL LIFESTORIES

http://www.stopthetraffik.org/getinvolved/act/acts.aspx

ACT: Action and Awareness – WHEN PEOPLE ACT, THINGS CHANGE
ACT: ACTION AND AWARENESS GROUPS allow people of all ages, ethnicities and genders to understand trafficking, how it affects your local community and help you proactively respond to STOP THE TRAFFIK. You’ll be able to impact trafficking happening in your area by
§ Investigating whether trafficking is already happening
§ Getting your community aware of the signs of people trafficking
§ Exploring the journey of a trafficked person
§ Writing to your local council
§ Many more …

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Written by dds2

Σεπτεμβρίου 11, 2009 στις 10:51 πμ

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