Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world.(UNODC)
The concept of child marriage, Domestic Servitude, sex trafficking, forced labour, organ trafficking, child labour, bonded labour, forced marriage etc just looks like a scene from a movie because hey! It’s the 21st century, we left that in the past!
It would mean the world for us or anyone working to combat human trafficking but the sad reality is, its not a scene from the movies it takes place every single day all over the world not just in India but even superpower like United States of America.
The scene of a madam buying girls in the brothel, yes it still exists!
Child marriage? Didn’t it get abolished on 28-09-1928?
The act was passed but sadly estimates suggest that each year, at least 1.5 million girls under 18 get married in India, which makes it home to the largest number of child brides in the world – accounting for a third of the global total (Source: UNICEF)
Slavery was a word before independence but sadly today we just put Modern in front of the Slavery and is termed as Modern slavery, estimate states that nearly 8 million “Modern slaves” are living in India (Source: End slavery now)
There are so many other forms of Human Trafficking such as Organ trafficking, Cyber Trafficking, Trafficking for begging and the list goes on.
Let’s learn some astounding facts about trafficking.