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The last 10 years of Human Trafficking.
”A well-written and well-informed general article on human trafficking, which could provide material for teachers and students doing an essay or study of the topic.” (Fr. Donal Dorr, M.A., D.D., APT member, Theologian, author, facilitator and trainer).
The global issue of human trafficking can leave people feeling defeated. The numbers may seem heavy, but knowledge of them may lead to an increase in awareness rather than an increase in crime. In 2008, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) described knowledge of human trafficking as the footsteps of a monster, comparing a lack of information to an unknown beast. Without such information, only guesses can be made as to the scope of the problem or what can be done. After looking over the last 10 years of human trafficking research, the world is finally starting to understand the shape of this monster and how to fight it.