Hey Guys! Welcome to Global Awareness News! Today We are talking about Human Trafficking
We chose human trafficking because between 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked across international boarders every year and there are 20-30 million slaves today
Why Human trafficking? Glad you asked
Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others
So, let us start from the basics, what is human trafficing?
- Of the victims of human trafficking, 80% are female and half are children - Human trafficking is the 3rd largest international crime industry - The average teen that enters the sex trade in the U.S. is between the ages of 12-14 and most of these girls are runaways and were sexually abused as children
FAST FACTS TIME!!!!
The U.S. Department of State's "Trafficking in Persons Report" offers suggestions for nations to comply with the "minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking." These are global rules that each country is supposed to follow. However, this is hard because each country has their own rules and different views when it comes to trafficking. For example, the U.S. passed the TVPA in 200 and was the first federal law to address sex and labor trafficking to prevent it whereas India is just continuing to raise awareness about it.
So what is being done to stop human trafficking you ask?
For more information about human trafficking make sure to check out humantrafficking.unc.edu/resources/
And that's it for today! Thanks for tuning in, see you next time on Global Awareness News!