Human trafficking is the new slave trade – clandestine, highly lucrative – reducing human beings to disposable commodities, in total denial of their humanity. And it is on the rise: in 2012 the number of victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation was estimated at 20.9 million, up from 12.3 million in 2005 (ILO).
Typically victims are poor, hoping for a better life for their families, but human trafficking is not limited to one group or one type of exploitation. Anyone of any age, gend...
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