In an article written by Edith M. Lederer on 4/3/12,
Human Trafficking Victims: 2.4 Million People Across The Globe Are Trafficked For Labor, Sex
Ms. Lederer states that ” The U.N. crime-fighting office said that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.”
This article goes on to show the magnitude of the problem and that although there has been a lot of publicity given to the issue, the reality is that there has been very little inroads made in finding a solution to this problem. Unlike the issue of drug trafficking, human trafficking is still not given the level of significance and the backing of the law worldwide in the protection of victims or prosecution of perpetrators of this crime.
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