TW: Mentions of Sexual Violence, Sexual Abuse, and Child Abuse
Did you know that nearly 40 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking? Today on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we take a look at human trafficking worldwide and in India. Why are so many people still in the clutches of human trafficking? And why is it akin to modern-day slavery?
Human trafficking or trafficking in persons, although a serious crime, remains a lucrative industry, and also one of the largest international crime industries in the world. Even a global pandemic has not been able to put a stop to trafficking in persons. So we must ask ourselves if reports, laws, international resolutions year after year done nothing to end human trafficking?
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