FORCED PROSTITUTION & HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Even if prostitution doesn’t always take place in connection with Human Trafficking, the sexual exploitation of women or girls is still the most common form of Human Trafficking.
In an atmosphere of continual threat and control, it is very difficult for the concerned women to break out of that relationship of dependency. It is often a long process that requires a lot of courage. And along with that comes worry about the unknown future.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE would like to begin here and offer support to women and girls, who want to get out of prostitution.
BETRAYED, SOLD - A STORY LIKE MANY OTHERS
JOY tells the story of a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Web: https://www.filminstitut.at/de/joy | Duration: 2:00 minutes
Teodora, a woman from Romania tells how she was forcibly prostituted in Belgium.
“You can never forget, never.”
Video by the European Commission Home Affairs
Duration: 5:38 minutes | Datum: 19/06/2012
High number of unreported cases
According to estimates from international organizations, there are currently about 45 MILLION people across the world who are victims of Human Trafficking – more than ever before in the history of mankind.
Human trafficking is a serious crime with unfortunately a very high estimated number of unknown or undetected persons because this area of international crime, along with weapon and drug trafficking, is extremely lucrative and fast growing.
The recruiting, promotion, transport, lodging, or intake of persons, who, under the threat of force or other means (e.g. abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or exploitation of certain helplessness) are coerced, for the purpose of exploitation (e.g. sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, or organ removal).
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”