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Story #3: Tragic Story of Bholi
Today 30 July is the World Day Against Human Trafficking
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.
Sex trafficking is a form of human trafficking in which girls are recruited for sex industry by force( kidnapping), fraud( like buying girls from the poor and faking it as a marriage), or coercion( intimidating the family or girls), or in which the person induced to perform sexual act has not attained 18 years of age.
Elements Of Human Trafficking
On the basis of the definition given in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, it is evident that trafficking in persons has three constituent elements:
Human trafficking in numbers
- 51% of identified victims of trafficking are women, 28% children and 21% men
- 72% people exploited in the sex industry are women
- 63% of identified traffickers were men and 37% women
- 43% of victims are trafficked domestically within national borders
(Estimates by The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC))
Human Trafficking especially Sex Trafficking is a fast growing problems all over the world. Our story today “Tragic Story of Bholi” depicts an example of how many innocent girls fall trap into sex trafficking due to poverty.
How do you think can world end human trafficking and sex trafficking of girls?