Human trafficking is the trade of humans which is globally flourishing in 155 countries reported by UNODC for the purpose of forced labor, sexual exploitation, organ trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.
The human trafficking generates $150.2 billion in profits illegally. Traffickers exploit people especially prominent in economically deprived areas for the profit. They lure and mislead people into forced labor and sex trafficking by manipulating and exploiting their vulnerabilities.
Refugees and migrants are targeted for both labor and sex trafficking and their numbers are increasing day by day. More than 70 million people had been forcibly displaced by violence, conflict, and persecution in which 71% of victims are women and girls used for sex trafficking while men and boys account for 29% for labor sold by their family.
It is a global problem and will always be a prevalent issue. However, by educating and informing both developed and developing nations there can be the hope of fighting human trafficking thereby saving countless lives. By investing in the education and financial power of girls it will create an environment where human trafficking can be minimised. If it is invested in young women it will not only reduce the number of victims who are subjected to human trafficking but we will also empower them to help transform the world.