In today’s world we still hear about human trafficking, and while many countries have their own national policies. It’s time for a change on a global scale. It is estimated that over 40 million humans are enslaved as of 2019, and around 32 million humans are being sexually exploited, and furthermore an estimate 8 million humans are used in forced labor around the world. An estimated 26% of all trafficking victims are under the age of 18. If all human trafficking victims were part of one country, that would be the 36th largest country in the world. It’s time for change and for the UN to step in.
France has fought human trafficking extensively with documentation such as Article 225 of the penal code. France was also one of the leading European countries in the cyber campagin against human trafficking. They also have in place anti-pimping laws as paying with sexual intentions is banned in France. In addition, France worked alongside a private company cooperation with the main goal of stopping child-trafficking, in which France donated $2.74 million towards the initiative.
France would like to spread its ideas nationally and establish harsher sentences and punishments towards human traffickers if caught, and furthermore France believes an information campaign of international travel companies inform their employees on not only the signs of human trafficking but also how to assure the safety of the victims of human trafficking. With this plan France believes the world can bring down human trafficking rates substantially.
- Max West