HUMAN TRAFFICKING- A CRIME EXACERBATED BY POVERTY

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Posted September 6, 2019 from Nigeria
HUMAN TRAFFICKING- A CRIME EXACERBATED BY POVERTY
However, the pull factors responsible for human trafficking are linked to Government at all levels malfeasance to provide the simple needs of her citizens.

July 30th 2019 was celebrated globally as World Day against Trafficking in Persons with promises by local and global actors in creating and ensuring sustainable mechanisms in tackling Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants which has left able bodied youths either languishing in a disreputable prison in Libya or perished in the Mediterranean Sea. Described as a crime which violates the human rights of victims, Human Trafficking is one of the world’s nefarious crimes with profits in billions of dollars. However, the pull factors responsible for human trafficking are linked to Government at all levels malfeasance to provide the simple needs of her citizens.

Nigeria would continue to be a source country for human trafficking and vibrant youths would never cease to be susceptible to human trafficking if they do not have opportunities to move their lives in a secured  direction. The onus lies on the Government to critically address poverty particularly in rural communities  as well as  channel the nation’s huge resources in the right directions for even generations yet unborn to benefit only when this is done will young people stop  risking their lives to take a boat to Europe. Hence, the need to critically address and begin to implement the 2019 theme- ‘Call your Government to Action’.

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Jill Langhus
Sep 06
Sep 06

Hi Oluwatoyin,

Thanks for sharing your post and spreading awareness around poverty, trafficking, and how they're quite often interlinked. What is the "Call your Government to Action" about? Can you tell me more about it? Plus, I'm interested to know how much your organization is involved in anti-trafficking activities.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great Friday!

Lisbeth
Sep 06
Sep 06

Dear, you have hit the nail on the head. Poverty lead to human trafficking, it's sad. We hope the for the best for us in the future.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello, Oluwatoyin,

This is an important call because trafficking is also a problem in the Philippines. Thank you for bringing this up!

Beth Lacey
Sep 10
Sep 10

Yes, we have to solve the underlying issues in order to make progress