most of The victims of human trafficking are exploited according to the United Nations, sexually.Especially in America, Europe and Southeast Asia this Form of exploitation dominates.

according to a report by the UN office for drugs and crime in Vienna, have been exploited in 2016, almost 60 percent of the victims of human trafficking in this way.

34 percent of the victims are forced, according to the report to work. Especially in large Parts of Africa and the Middle East, this is the dominant form of Exploitation. Many victims are forced, according to the report, in addition, often to beg or to organs. The UN office assumes that two percent of victims are exploited in different Ways, so many times.

many of the victims are women (49 percent) and girls (23 percent). The vast majority of them are exploited sexually, with 83 percent of women and 72 percent of girls. Deported men are used to 82 percent as forced laborers.

in Total, have been discovered according to the report, in 2016, approximately 25,000 victims of human trafficking and reported significantly more than in the previous years. The UN suggest that the increase also comes through better tracking of human trafficking in some regions of the world. The comparison of data from 45 countries that publish figures, since 2007, systematically your case, shows an increase of 39 percent since 2011.

The international community must take the Problem, therefore, is reinforced in the views, capacities and cooperation in order to create the trafficking in human beings in conflict and combat in all societies, writes the head of the UN drugs report, Yury Fedotov, in the Preface to the report. Fedotov also pointed to progress in the past few years. “Almost every country now has legislation that criminalizes trafficking in persons.”

Nevertheless, it is clear from the report that in some regions, yet many of the perpetrators come. Thus, the authors see, for example, in the African countries South of the Sahara is still great need for improvement in the implementation of imported laws to the fight against human trafficking.

Also in Germany, human trafficking has increased dramatically, according to the Federal criminal police office. The BKA announced in August, 2017 to be exploited in Germany, 671 people sexually, to work or even to Beg were forced to – an increase of 25 percent compared to 2016. Of the 671 Victims, 171 were age.

As the human trafficking trade Protocol “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, (according to the UN, etc.) for the purpose of exploitation”. This is done mostly by “threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of abuse of Power or of a position of vulnerability”. It was a violation of human rights, which can affect women, men and children alike, it says on the website of the Austrian Federal criminal police office.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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