The Prevention Of Human Trafficking

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The UNODC breaks down it’s approach to combatting human trafficking in 3 ways: “[the] prevention of trafficking in persons, protection of victims of human trafficking, prosecution of trafficking offenders.”
Protection involves identifying victims, providing short-term care for their immediate needs such as “emergency housing, basic medical assistance, food/clothing, legal services, and translation services for international victims” (ASPE), as well long-term empowerment with “life skills training, job training, education, mental health services, specialized medical assistance, permanent housing, child care, and in some cases, reunification with family or repatriation” (ASPE). Protection also involves law enforcement, as it is important train police officers to recognize trafficking victims and help them cope with the stress and trauma of being trafficked.
Next to the care and protection of victims by law enforcement, is the need for proper prosecution of traffickers. The prosecution side of this issue focuses on creating and enforcing laws and legislation against human-trafficking. The responsibility of enforcement falls into the hands of the Police and the Judicial system. To get everyone on the same page, working against human trafficking, we must first combat corruption amongst the police & courts, and train them understand and care about this serious labor violation. In a PBS Documentary based on Half the Sky, there is a moment when author Nicholas
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