In Peru, thousands of
people are looking for a job. Taking advantage of that need, the organizations
that handle human trafficking, through lies or violence, submit children, men
and women to exploitation, forcing them to work or abusing them sexually.
It is outrageous to read,
to see or to hear how the ‘human trafficking’ networks support each other more
and more, due to the corruption that exists in some public institutions,
especially in the cities that have the highest rate of ‘human trafficking’.
At the same time, it is sad
to know that social networks are a potential space to find more victims,
because those who deal in human trafficking are not common delinquents. But why
is this? Is it perhaps because some of us publish information in social
networks? Perhaps, there is something else: our indifference.
We have to stop being so
naive. Not being aware of this crime is the basic reason why people can be
easily cheated. Those who deal in human trafficking have a structure that
allows them to take all the time they need to generate a trust link and cheat
Now is the time to act. Let’s
stop the indifference. Let´s not have any more victims, because anyone can
become a victim. Let us form solidarity chains. Let us join our friends and our
followers in social networks and work to break the chain of indifference when
facing what has been called the slavery of the 21st century.
September 23 is considered
the International Day Against Human Trafficking. Let us use our accounts in
social networks on this day to spread information and to become aware, prevent
and avoid Human Trafficking. We can even determine what human trafficking is
and how it affects our families, or hoe it may affect them.