By the end of the unit the learner should be able to
- Define human trafficking and its forms
- Outline the Causes of Human Trafficking
- Identify the Victims of human trafficking
- Outline the consequences of human trafficking
- Discuss the Prevention and Response to Human Trafficking
- Human trafficking is a global problem that affects millions of people each year.
- An estimated 24.9 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, including forced labor in the context of human trafficking.
- 72% of all detected human trafficking victims are women and girls, and trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most commonly detected form of human trafficking.
- Trafficking can occur in various industries, including agriculture, construction, domestic work, manufacturing, and the sex industry.
- The high profits associated with the human trafficking industry, combined with weak law enforcement and regulatory systems, create a demand for trafficking that fuels the problem.
- Raising awareness about human trafficking and taking action to protect the rights of those most vulnerable to it are essential to addressing this problem