World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, observed in July, makes the world aware that human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex. The International Labor Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labor globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labor and sexual exploitation. While it is not known how many of these victims were trafficked, the estimate implies that currently, there are millions of trafficking in persons victims in the world.
Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons This year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has chosen act to protect and assist trafficked persons as the focus of the World Day. This topic highlights one of the most pressing issues of our time - the large mixed migration movements of refugees and migrants. The theme puts the spotlight on the significant impact of conflict and natural disasters, as well as the resultant, multiple risks of human trafficking that many people face. It addresses the key issue concerning trafficking responses: that most people are never identified as trafficking victims and therefore cannot access most of the assistance or protection provided.
#HumanTrafficking #EndHumanTrafficking To learn more, visit http://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/index.shtml
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