by David Phinney
Sunday June 16th 2024



Forced Labor More Wide Spread than Sex Trafficking?

The global trafficking for forced labor may be a bigger problem than the higher profile problem of sex trafficking: So says Kristiina Kangaspunta, the chief of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC ).

“We don’t know, but it seems that it might be that forced labor is a bigger part of the human trafficking than human trafficking for sexual exploitation,” she explaned at the 16th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, Austria. She added: “It may be that sexual exploitation is simply reported more often.”

Why would that be? Because many nations have bans on sex trafficking but not coersion of labor. Therefore, the numbers on labor trafficking are only based on news reports and guesstimates.
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