Tuesday, January 24, 2006


The international campaign to end human trafficking began in Athens on Monday. The focus being to urge the business community to participate fully in putting an end to trafficking.  Forced labour is big business. A new global report on forced labour by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggests that the illicit profits realized per year from trafficked forced labourers- US$ 32 billion - are far greater than has so far been understood. Half of this is made in industrialized countries and close to one third in Asia. Some US$ 28 billion per year is made from sexual exploitation of women and US$ 4 billion annually from other forms of economic exploitation. As Suzanne Mubarak of the Women's International Peace Movement, who organised the campaign stated, human trafficking is not only unethical: IT IS A CRIME.

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At 1/25/2006 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

zardoz says :

is there a watchdog organization
of sorts in greece,?
or something.

At 1/25/2006 02:12:00 PM, Blogger deviousdiva said...

Yes zardoz, there are several non-governmental organisations working to end trafficking and helping the victims of this crime. However, there is always a problem with funding for these initiatives. I blogged about one such organisation, STOPNOW, a while back (the link is in my sidebar). They are closed now due to lack of funds.
What is need is this international effort that seems to be underway at the moment. I will update any information as soon as I know more.

At 1/25/2006 08:27:00 PM, Blogger Jauhara said...

An underground railroad and safe houses. For these women, for muslim women who may be killed for the sake of honor, for apostates leaving Islam. Safe houses now.


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