30th July – Marking United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

1.   More than 90% of countries have legislation criminalizing human trafficking.

2.  Human trafficking is often underpinned by sexual exploitation and forced labour.

3.  40% of the victims detected between 2010 and 2012 were trafficked for forced labour.

4.  There has been a steady increase in the number of child victims, particularly girls

under 18.

5.  49% of detected victims are adult women.

6.  72% per cent of convicted traffickers are men and 28% are women.

7.  Between 2010 and 2012, victims with 152 different citizenships were identified in 124 countries.

8.  Two thirds of child victims are girls.

9.  Victims are often lied to about work conditions that they will be going into (type of job, the workplace and the salary).

10.  At least 510 trafficking flows have been identified globally.

About barora01

Dr Bela Arora is a Senior Lecturer in Global Governance with fifteen years experience in the sector and holds a PhD focusing on arms control. She is the course leader of the MSc in Global Governance at the University of South Wales, which focuses on practice, rather than theory alone. The course may be of interest to professionals from NGOs, government and business. She has worked in some of the UK’s top ranked universities such as Birmingham, Warwick and Cardiff, where she has engaged in lecturing, strategic planning and policy development. She has experience of research and consultancy at national and international level including high profile projects for the United Nations Global Compact, the British Standards Institute Sigma initiative and the International Business Leaders Forum on conflict diamonds. She has engaged with public and private sector organisations. Bela provides analysis on international security for BBC Wales and ITV Wales.
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