Monday, August 25, 2014


"If the choice is between going with a trafficker to a brothel and not being able to feed yourself or your children, that is coercion" -- Andrea Matolcsi
(August 23, 2014). Today marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the day designated by Unesco to remember the transatlantic slave trade. On this day in 1791, an uprising on the island of Saint-Domingue – modern-day Haiti – set forth a chain of events that would lead to the abolition of slavery. Yet, centuries later, slavery still exists.
Reliable statistics on trafficking are hard to come by. But it is estimated that as many as 21 million men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders, to be sold as forced labourers, child soldiers or for forced marriages.
Sex trafficking, or forced prostitution, is becoming increasingly prominent across the world - and the available data likely underestimates the number of women ensnared in sexual exploitation. Read more:

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