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First Monday of September we celebrate Labor day in United States and in Canada in commemoration of the labor movement and its impact in social and economic achievement of workers. We often celebrate Labor day with parade and barbecue. Unfortunately, a huge part of labor force are victims of human trafficking. They are often undocumented farmers, child laborers, sweat shop workers and sex workers all over the world.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is global slavery and it is against human rights. It's a US$ 32 billion industry with 4 million men women and children are sold each each to slavery.
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Who are the victims of illegal trafficking?
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People from third world countries like India, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Philippines, and other parts of South East Asia are the usual victims of human trafficking.
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They were promised to give a good job abroad but then their passports are kept from them, forced to work long hours without health and other basic needs.
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How can we prevent illegal trafficking?
When we buy counterfeit products like fake designer bags, illegal drugs most probably these illegal business are the benefactor of human trafficking
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Do something!!! Look for the signs of human trafficking in your neighborhood.
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Teens can also be victims of human trafficking. Parents and guardians should be mindful of online activities of their kids.
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Call 311 to report human trafficking violation.
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Even professional teachers are victims of human trafficking.
If you have any information call the hot line.