human trafficking

Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP) warns millions of potential victims about the dangers of trafficking.

Poverty and lack of economic opportunity make women and children potential victims of traffickers associated with international criminal organizations. They are vulnerable to false promises of job opportunities in other countries. Many of those who accept these offers from what appear to be legitimate sources find themselves in situations where their documents are destroyed, their selves or their families threatened with harm, or they are bonded by a debt that they have no chance of repaying.

While women and children are particularly vulnerable to trafficking for the sex trade, human trafficking is not limited to s*xual exploitation. It also includes persons who are trafficked into 'forced' marriages or into bonded labor markets, such as sweat shops, agricultural plantations, or domestic service. The prevention of human trafficking requires several types of interventions. Some are of low or moderate cost and can have some immediate impact, such as awareness campaigns that allow high risk individuals to make informed decisions. Strong laws that are enforced are an effective deterrent. However, serious law enforcement is expensive.
I just watched a movie about this,thought i'd share sum info!lips
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and the bad thing is it will not go away either..for as long as greed and the stinginess to pay decent wages continues ..
interesting read choco..thumbs up
tx sweety i saw a movie about it and seeing that there are so many scammers here u never know!
In order to eradicate human traficking, there is a great need to increase spend on education so that there is enough skilled human resource that can boost an economy and would get jobs legitimately abroad.

Businesses in developed countries always welcome cheap labour though. They make more money while paying less. So I think there's more to be done there first so reduce demand for cheap smuggled labor.
yes that is true..although I would worry more about whats on craig. than here..
Yes, Sweet Cherry, . . you make a great point, . .professor

But, . . .Human trafficking is at the very lowest level right now, . . in human history, . . . which is great, . . professor

Kinda, buying and selling human's has been going on, for 5000 years, . . in the days of Pharoahs, and Emperors, . .

They just used to call it by a different name, . . . .

"Slavery", . . . of up to (half the population, of the entire world), . . . at/in, . . their time, . . .doh

But I can "Hope", . .(through education)it will be eradicated, . .someday, . dunno
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