WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, July 30th. There are until the next observance.
Every year on July 30, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is marked to raise awareness of the worldwide human trafficking epidemic among global populations. Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment, transportation, and custody of human beings for the purpose of exploiting them for profit. Anyone, regardless of age or origin, can become a victim of this horrible crime, and human trafficking occurs all over the world.
📆 When is WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS?
This year, WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS is on July 30th. It is the 5th Sunday in July; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.
→ Did you know: Human trafficking is not limited to a few places but is a global crime against humanity, with some countries having very high rates of trafficking.
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📜 History of WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Women and children are the main targets of human trafficking, which is not usually accompanied by the migration of the victim from one location to another. Although sex trafficking and labor trafficking are frequently discussed separately in the broader debate on trafficking, one thing that both types of trafficking victims have in common is that their enslavement started with a move to what appeared to be a better environment. Adopted in 1949 and implemented in 1951, the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of Prostitution of Others The agreement, which was the first legally binding document on the subject, was a turning point in how human trafficking was treated in the law.
Only 66 nations have accepted the agreement as of this writing. The main cause of the low rate of ratification is that many nations are reluctant to prohibit prostitution as required by the Convention. After the Convention came into effect, the international community passed a number of legally non-binding resolutions that shifted the focus of human trafficking to women. One such tool is the Beijing Platform for Action, which calls for the effective eradication of the sex trade’s use of women and girls. It was accepted by the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
☑️ WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS facts
✅ Most victims are women and girls
Most of the people who are victims of human trafficking are women and girls who are used for sex work.
✅ It’s a billion-dollar industry
Human trafficking is a global “industry” that supposedly generates hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
✅ Migrants are susceptible to trafficking
Migrants who enter a nation for the first time are frequently vulnerable to trafficking, especially if they are illegal migrants.
✨ Things to do on WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
⚡ Read up on the history of trafficking
You can and should educate yourself on the history of human trafficking. Investigate how international organizations have addressed it in the past.
⚡ Donate to shelters for trafficking victims
Donate clothing and other items to shelters for victims of human trafficking; this will help a lot. Any amount helps, and it’s for a good cause.
⚡ Offer jobs to survivors of trafficking
If you have the opportunity, please provide jobs to survivors of human trafficking to help them get back on their feet. It takes a lot of courage and fortitude to recover from something as heinous as human trafficking. Survivors appreciate any assistance they can get along the way.
📅 WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Observances
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