Drastic Increase In Human Trafficking Between 2016 And 2019 Worldwide

Drastic Increase In Human Trafficking Between 2016 And 2019 Worldwide

#DRASTIC INCREASE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING BETWEEN 2016 AND 2019 WORLDWIDE 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
Statistics by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) :

It is estimated that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, slavery and slavery-like practices, and trafficking in 2016. Between 2017 and 2018, a total of 74,514 victims of trafficking were detected in over 110 countries.

The US Department of State reports 105,7876 VoTs were identified worldwide in 2019. THB disproportionately affects women and girls; 72 percent of all victims detected worldwide are female. Moreover, sexual exploitation is the predominant form of trafficking,

Moreover, sexual exploitation is the predominant form of trafficking with women and girls representing 94 percent of total detected victims.💔💔😱😱😡😡

https://www.osce.org/odihr/458179

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#breakthechain⛓⛏ ✊🏿‼️
#savinglivesthroughawarenessandeducation ‼️💟
#HumanTrafficking
#Statistics
#UnitedNations
#Unicef
#UNWomen

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Men Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence And All Forms Of Abuse

Men Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence And All Forms Of Abuse

#@actafrica we are proud to he part of this movement for Real change against Gender-based Violence and all forms of abuse ✊🏿✊🏿🙌🏾🙌🏾💕🤗 @matthewmensah @djsbulive @actnow_africa

As a female attending the motorcade against Gender-based Violence and just playing a supportive role and representing @actafrica, I was so proud being there, as for a change, men were taking a stand, men were taking responsibility and accountability ‼️❤. #

For a change as a woman and being exposed to and always at the forefront of fighting against this horrendous scourge of Gender-based Violence and Human Trafficking for many years, I could take a back seat for a change and watch and support as the plans for the ACT NOW motorcade/march unfolded.

#Proud of all men involved✊🏿✊🏿👌🏾👌🏾 #My view for many years has always been and expressed that we women can even stand on our heads for change but as long as the mindsets of men do not change, this horror will perpetuate.

#Timeforchange is NOW‼️

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Children Deserve to be Loved

Children Deserve to be Loved

Our team at Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa have been doing Humanitarian work, specifically focussing on children for over 10 years individually and across Africa even prior to the birth of this organization.

The reason, children are our future and they are vulnerable. Yet they are being abused daily, sexually, physically, mentally and emotionally. So, often I hear or see articles, speakers and in general conversation, people differentiating between sexual, physical abuse and mental, emotional abuse.

The fact is once someone is sexually and or physically abused, they have automatically experienced all the other forms of abuse because these violent vicious acts encompass all and therefore we cannot differentiate.

However, a person can be physically, emotionally and mentally abused without being sexually abused, yet all those acts are just as traumatic for the victim. As per statistics provided by the World Health Organization, it is estimated up to 1 billion children aged 2 to 17 years have experienced one or more forms of abuse.

Children undergoing one form or the other of abuse, often do not speak out about the abuse experienced for fear of not being believed by their parents or caregivers, embarrassment as well as being threatened by the perpetrator not to tell anyone.  In lots of cases they bribe the children with gifts and tell them very convincingly not to tell and the famous words “It’s our secret”.

Children often block these violent acts out mentally as a protective mechanism to avoid reality and to shut off the emotions and hurt they feel. This is dormant and in later years as teenagers, these children start acting out and are sadly misunderstood as being rebellious and delinquent often turning to drink, drugs, prostitution and crime in one form or the other.

There is the other side of this too, where the children become extremely introvert and bury themselves in books, overstudy and don’t socialise much and do well at school in spite and despite their experiences.

I am close to quite a few people who have been abused as children and in one instance as supposed to be “rebellious and or delinquent” the teenager known to me was indeed the opposite. She was very studious, didn’t socialise much and books were her everything.

This was her crutch. Unfortunately, her parents and neither any of us around her daily thought of this as being out of the ordinary but that it was her personality. How wrong we were…

As an adult, this quiet, intelligent, studious person got involved in very toxic abusive relationships, one after the other and we could not understand why, until one fine fateful day everything surfaced, over fifty years later whilst undergoing counselling. We discovered that this beautiful lady was sexually molested by someone known to the family as a toddler and further on into her childhood.

She kept this as a secret for fear of family relationships being severed and thought her dad would end up in prison for probably killing the perpetrator if he found out and did not want that and instead blocked out these horrific atrocities experienced. Later on, just at the end of her teens, she was raped by three brothers, again going through hell.

Needless to say, the effects of the abuse endured during her childhood has had major negative ramifications right into her adulthood, where she constantly felt insecure and unworthy leading to bad decisions regarding relationships almost costing her life.

A few weeks ago in the community where I live, within a period of 48 hours 5 babies were badly abused by their Mum’s caught up in drugs. These Mums are victims of abuse and this evil cycle of abuse has continued.  We can continue to provide more examples of cases past and present which our organization has assisted and still assisting with, however what already has been mentioned more than shows that we are beyond crisis point with regards to Child Abuse.

The Shelter for girls which our NPO Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa supports, houses 35  teen girls which have been through abuse in their childhood and again all of the above emotions, reactions as a result of the abuse as previously mentioned are evident.

We see too that their concentration spans are adversely affected thus affecting their learning.
We have a moral and civic duty to love, protect, nurture, provide for and help children grow into healthy, productive adults adding positivity in this world in every sphere of life and not abuse them.

Instead, a blind eye is being turned…How much longer must our children suffer and endure these atrocities??? We don’t have the answer to that but we do know we will fight hard to be part of the solutions and hopefully, that will down the road help provide one or more answers to this evil.

Written by: Hilary Leong and Matthew Mensah for and on behalf of Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa.

4th Issue – March 2020

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Stop Online Child Sexual Abuse

Stop Online Child Sexual Abuse

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52773344

Police forces across the world are warning that criminals and paedophiles are using the coronavirus lockdown to target children.💔💔

Data gathered by the BBC reveals demand for abuse imagery has shot up.😡💔 Reports of obscene online material more than doubled globally to more than four million between March and April.😭😭 The internet traffic is so heavy that we’ve been finding that dark web systems are crashing.”😱😱😡😡 #childprotectionweek 31 May to 7 June 2020🇿🇦
#STOPONLINECHILDSEXUALEXPLOITATION!!!⁹

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COVID-19 INCREASED RISK OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

COVID-19 INCREASED RISK OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

During this time of COVID-19 Pandemic, with Isolation and social distancing the increased risk of Gender-Based Violence within homes is higher than the norm as people are more stressed than usual, become more irritable and as a result, tempers flare easily.😱😱😪😪

I appeal to all. Please find activities like reading, playing games, exercise together, put on music and dance to alleviate the stresses and irritability.👩‍👩‍👦‍👦🕺💃🚶‍♂🏃‍♀💏

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COVID-19 Shutdown’s Social Effects on Shelters and Orphanages

COVID-19 Shutdown’s Social Effects on Shelters and Orphanages

With all of us having to digest all of this happening pertaining to the global pandemic of the Corona Virus. I have to raise the following:

Children in foster care have a higher rate of acute health conditions than the general population. The huge numbers of children being held in institutional settings – including older youth in group homes and immigrant children in detention facilities, are at heightened risk of becoming infected. While many of these young people probably will not become seriously ill, they will have their educations interrupted, be removed from their communities and suffer added emotional and psychological harm from the isolation or quarantine.  


As college campuses shut down and send students home, foster youth who have aged out of the system often have no home to go to. For now, it appears most schools are allowing students to remain in dorms and campus apartments, but if that changes, former foster youth – who already face huge hurdles to graduate – will find it very difficult to stay in school. They face a litany of bad outcomes if that happens, including homelessness, sexual exploitation and incarceration.

The pandemic is putting the stark needs of vulnerable kids into sharper focus. It is arriving at a time when government policies are putting more children at risk through cuts to nutrition and healthcare assistance, while draconian immigration measures are forcing immigrant families to remain in the shadows, unable to access vital public services.  Meanwhile, this epidemic is driving more children into an already overburdened foster care system. It is essential that lawmakers repair our fraying social safety net and keep families together instead of driving them apart.

 

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