Women, girls are two-thirds of trafficked victims – UN

United-Nations

No less than two-thirds of trafficked victims are women and girls while one-third of the victims of human trafficking are children, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, said on Wednesday.

UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, disclosed this on Wednesday at the launch of the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.

According to a new report from the UNODC, the vast majority of all human trafficking victims – some 71 per cent – are women, girls and children.

“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms.

“But victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” Mr. Fedotov said.

According to him, the 2016 UNODC Global Report disaggregates data on the basis of gender and found that women and girls are usually trafficked for marriage and sexual slavery.

“Men and boys, however, are trafficked into exploitative labour, including work in the mining sector, as porters, soldiers, and slaves.

“Worldwide, 28 per cent of trafficking victims are children, but children account for 62 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa and 64 per cent in Central America and the Caribbean.

“Sixty nine countries detected trafficking victims from Sub-Saharan Africa between 2012 and 2014.”

Fedotov emphasised the link between armed groups and human trafficking.

He noted how armed groups often engaged in trafficking in their territories of operation, coercing women and girls into marriages or sexual slavery.

According to him, armed groups also pressed men and boys to act as forced labour or combatants.

(NAN)


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  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    Of course they would be. And lets not forget these are black women. Black women like our men are vain and full of Vanity. But why its is women mostly is because of the Jealousy, envy and mistreatment women dish out to themselves. Let me give an example, Abacha and abdulsalam kids are my friends. Back then i remember we have friends who’s parents are sergeants and lower ranks and also some civilian friends in ghetto’s. Abacha, IBB, ABdulsalam, Useni, Bameyi’s kids we all used to go to barracks and ghetto’s to visit our friends and we treated them with respect and love and ate their mothers foods. A man like dangote can be friends with a mechanic and love him as a brother. But for women its a different game. Will Aisha Buhari ever be friends with zainab that lives in Zuba police Barracks? Will A Luis Vuitton wearing girl ever be friends with an Okrika cloth wearing girl? NEVER!!!. So some of these women leave Nigeria in search of greener pastures so they can afford luis vuitton and return to pose and look down on other women who cant afford top designer wears. Women are their own demons. I really dont care about such when it comes to women because they have the power to change the world and end wars but the fantasy fairytale, entertainment and fashion life has blocked their reasoning. The only reasoning they have now is how to look sexually attractive to all men.