October 3, 2011
“What is Human Trafficking? Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking inPersons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of theabuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose ofexploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar toslavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”
Practically no country in the world that is not affected by the crime of human trafficking, for sexual exploitation and forced labor, "the UN said in astatement.” The researchers found countries of origin and destination for trafficking victims. The totals obtained from public information sources in each region indicate that people from 127 countries areexploited in 137 other nations. The UN also warned that the type of traffic is the most frequently reported sexually with destination countries like Germany, Greece and Holland at the expense of whichis made for forced labor. The areas of origin are, in order of importance: Africa, East and Southeast Europe, the countries of the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. Among thetarget regions highlights the United States, Western Europe, Israel, Japan, Thailand and Turkey.
Latin America is considered a region of origin, although it is also the phenomenon of intra-regionaltraffic. The UN worked with 35 sources in the area, 24 of which show women as the main victims of trafficking, and 28 of these sources believed that sexual exploitation is the main cause against ten who...