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What can be done to stop human trafficking?

Human trafficking is any crime that involves the trade of humans, such as people smuggling, forced labour, sexual slavery, sexual exploitation, forced marriage and even for trade or coercion for organ/tissue extraction. Women and children are predominantly targeted in these crimes that effects millions of people internationally every year, and human trafficking is thought to be one of the most rapidly expanding activities for international criminal organisations. Recently the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals in the United Kingdom has brought the darker side of this industry to public attention. What can be done to stop this barbaric practice?
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Tackling poverty

The best way to reduce the extremely complex dark economy that facilitates international human trafficking we need to adopt a more macro perspective and look at the main factors that allow this tragedy to perpetuate. Reducing poverty should be the first strategy to tackling human trafficking as the networks that sustain the trade in people are built on a foundation of desperation, poor health, hunger, insecurity, low literacy levels, as well as a sense of powerlessness. The need for greater economic cooperation, better funding of social programs, as well as a more cohesive and cooperative law enforcement should be a strategy that reduces the largest percentage of the victims of human trafficking. However it is likely that if poverty is erased internationally, human trafficking will go the same way.

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Target industries that support human trafficking

The private sector needs to do more to tackle this issue as the majority of trafficked forced labour victims are working in the private sector or connected to it in some way, which helping to facilitate a massive criminal economy, making it profitable. This can and should be achieved through usual legal and enforcement channels, maintaining strict laws and enforcing them, but there are also a number of charities and organisations attempting to pressure the private sector also. One example is Stop the Traffik, an organisation arming communities around the world with the knowledge to identify and respond to human trafficking. Stop the Traffik is running various campaigns, for example petitioning chocolate manufacturers to strive to audit their supply chain in order to label their products “traffik free”, this can give both the private sector and the consumer the knowledge and incentive to stop supporting human trafficking.

unchronicle.un.org/article/prevention-prosection-and-protection-human-trafficking stopthetraffik.org/who-we-are/about-us hdr.undp.org/en/content/fighting-human-slavery-why-private-sector-should-care

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