Today, Jan 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and given that I wanted to share these facts and a link to where you can get more information about how to identify possible trafficking.
FACTS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, as countries of origin, transit or destination – or even all three.
Trafficking often occurs from less developed countries to more developed countries.
Most trafficking is national or regional, but long-distance trafficking does occur.
Europe is the destination for victims from the widest range of destinations, while victims from Asia are trafficked to the widest range of destinations.
Sexual exploitation (e.g., sex trafficking) is by far the most commonly identified form of human trafficking. It is the most visible. Other forms of exploitation are under-reported.
A disproportionate number of women are involved in human trafficking both as victims and as culprits.
Most trafficking is carried out by people whose nationality is the same as that of their victim.
Most trafficked forced labor occurs in agriculture, construction, garments and textiles, catering and restaurants, domestic work, the provision of healthcare services, entertainment and the sex industry.