Topic: Human Trafficking
Unfortunately, in this day and age people are being taken from their families and sold illegally for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labor. The numbers are staggering when it comes to human trafficking globally. Twenty percent of human trafficking victims are children, and in some regions and countries, almost all victims are children.
India has seen an increasing problem when it comes to human trafficking. 2016 saw a 20 percent increase in human trafficking cases from the previous year of 2015. In recent years, human trafficking in India has reached a crisis level. In 2016, the US State Department predicted that 65 million people were trafficked into forced labor through and within India. The same year only 5,500 cases of human trafficking were reported, suggesting there is a very minimal knowledge of how great a problem human trafficking truly is. Legislation has been drafted to work to combat these crimes, however, more needs to be done. It is predicted that a large portion of victims are smuggled into India from countries such as Bangladesh. Working with other nations to solve this problem is necessary if this issue ever wants to move in a successful trend.
India’s goals are to combine forces with foreign nations close to India that are potentially having victims trafficked into India and out of India in the respective nations. India would also like to work to allocate more funding and resources to cracking down on these heinous crimes, and seeks the help of other nations to do the same.
- Jack Hollis