Tales of Human Trafficking and Slavery in Today's World
The example of the Nigerian Pastor Jailed for trafficking a child slave is even pathetic because it was obvious to her neighbors that something was not right. A school age child put another school age child on the school and picks her up when she is dropped off yet the former does not go school. It is a typical example of when we see things we should speak up about yet we just keep quiet. Source BBC
Or is it Saeeda Khan, a 68 years old Brit with a Pakistani origin who flew 47 year old Mwanahamisi Mruke, from Tanzania in 2006 and made to work 18-hour days at her home in Harrow, north-west London. Source BBC
Stories about human trafficking were often set in far-away places, like cities in Cambodia, small towns in Moldova, or rural parts of Brazil. But human trafficking happens in cities and towns all over the world, including in the United States. Enslaved farm workers have been found harvesting tomatoes in Florida and picking strawberries in California. Young girls have been forced into prostitution in Toledo, Atlanta, Wichita, Los Angeles, and other cities and towns across America. Women have been enslaved as domestic workers in homes in Maryland and New York. And human trafficking victims have been found working in restaurants, hotels, nail salons, and shops in small towns and booming cities. Wherever you live, chances are some form of human trafficking has taken place there.
But what can you do to help curb this heinous crime. The US State department gives 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking and the simplest in the list is:
In the United States, report your suspicions to law enforcement at 911, Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581, and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888. Victims, including undocumented individuals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.