ANTI-SLAVERY
SOCIETY

FIGHTING SLAVERY TODAY

Trafficking in Children

These children are the face of the international trafficking in children today.  

On 8 February 1998, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, while in Kathmandu, met an 11-year old girl who had been trafficked as a  slave to India. She had just been rescued a few days before, as well as other women and children who had been trafficked for the purpose of prostitution. His Highness condemned the international trafficking of children. These children are often sold into slavery by greedy parents, or are kidnapped by traffickers or tricked by stories of respectable jobs. The girls find themselves trafficked to India, locked in rooms with bars on the windows and guarded by thugs to extinguish any hope of escape, and used by wicked men.  

The international trafficking of women and children is a growing phenomenon, as thousands of women and children are trafficked by businessmen into dens around the world and harems in north Africa and the Middle East.  

We also see economic pressures which force women and girls into servitude.

The material in this report is based on Missions to South Asia, South-East Asia and various parts of Africa by the Society's Secretary-General.

THE SOCIETY IN ACTION

The Society has embarked upon a program for the suppression of the international trafficking of  children in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in the Republic of India.

THIS IS THE SOCIETY IN ACTION 

Further Information

For more information, read the Society’s publication

entitled Second Report on Trafficking of Women and Children ($11.00).

 

Links to other pages dealing with this issue:

Sale of children

Trafficking of women


Links to conventions dealing with this issue:

Protocol on sale of children

Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention 1999


Links to pages dealing with related issues:

West  African slave trade

Odalisques


Internet links:

US Department of State

International conference of trafficking in women and children hosted by US Department of State

Trafficking of women and children across "the largest slave trade in history": UNICEF

The Society is not responsible for the content of external internet links


content of external internet sites. 

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