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Gist_With_Chadele : Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is forcibly depriving men, women and children for monetary gains.. It's so another form of slavery, whereby individuals are being deceived or forced to embark on a journey to the "Promise Land". Afterwards, they are deprived of their human right or liberty to do basic things for themselves.

Human Trafficking is common among women, especially young women in their prime. They are promised all the luxury of life. Most countries they are being shipped to are Italy, Russia and other European countries. They are taken or forced to be sex slaves and being made to pay heavily to their benefactors.

Every year thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, either in their own countries or abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.

Survivors from human trafficking tend to be traumatized from such experience because some are been exposed to hard substances that can be very harmful them. Also, they are exposed to sexually transmitted disease and other common disease due to lack of proper hygiene.

Trafficked people are held against their will through acts of coercion, and forced to work for or provide services to the trafficker or others. The work or services may include anything from bonded or forced labour to commercial sexual exploitation. The arrangement may be structured as a work contract but with no or low payment or on terms which are highly exploitative. Sometimes the arrangement is structured as debt bondage , with the victim not being permitted or able to pay off the debt.

Causes of human trafficking include poverty, lack of education, lack of human rights for vulnerable groups, lack of legitimate economic opportunies, among others.

Victims of human trafficking can experience devastating psychological effects during and after their trafficking experience. Many survivors may end up experiencing post-traumatic stress, difficulty in relationships, depression, memory loss, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, and other severe forms of mental trauma, physical trauma, ostracism, etc

There are numerous ways you can help fight human trafficking in your own community. You can;
* Bring awareness to your social circles so your friends and family know more about trafficking.
* Consider volunteering with a local counter-trafficking organization.
* Donate money to an organization that works on the front lines.
* Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline if you notice suspicious activity.
* Be a friend to someone who’s alone and vulnerable.
Till we meet again next week, this is Chadele.

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