By Eliott C. McLaughlinCNN. CNN It's now a sprawling sex trafficking investigation involving many jurisdictions and ensnaring wealthy, powerful suspects, but it began with a health inspector observing curious details suggesting women might be living at a Jupiter, Florida, day spa.
Human trafficking in Southeast Asia have long been a problem for the area and still is prevalent today. It has been observed that as economies continue to grow, the demand for labor is at an all-time high in the industrial sector and the sex tourism sector. A mix of impoverished individuals and the desire for more wealth creates an environment for human traffickers to benefit in the Southeast Asia region.
Foreword Children are vulnerable to many forms of abuse and exploitation and have long been victims of trafficking for the purpose of both sexual and labour exploitation. There has been some analysis of trafficking of children in Asia, where trafficking persists despite significant prevention efforts, however, comparatively little is known about trafficking in the Pacific. Given that over one-third of the population in the Pacific region is under 15 years of age, anecdotal reports of circumstances which may amount to trafficking raise concerns for the large youth population in the Pacific Islands.
First, a health inspector spotted several suitcases. Then she noticed an unusual stash of clothing, food and bedding. A young woman who was supposed to be a massage therapist spoke little English and seemed unusually nervous. The inspector reported her findings to the police.
This regional study summarises a longer set of findings, which can be found in the Global Slavery Index: Asia and the Pacific Report. On any given day inan estimated The region had the second highest prevalence of modern slavery in the world with 6.
Human trafficking and smuggling in Asia Asia has long been a global hub for human trafficking and smuggling, writes John West. The region must make serious efforts to tackle these heinous crimes. Human trafficking and smuggling are perhaps the most heinous of all crimes.
Tweet Email. Trafficking is fueled by demands for cheap, exploitable labor which have increased with globalization — which permits the free flow of capital but not labor. Some countries view trafficking as the only form of migration available to labor because all other sources are restricted or closed.
While in fewer than 20, cases had been recorded, the number of cases recorded in had jumped to over 25, Over the last decade, the capacity of national authorities to track and assess patterns and flows of human trafficking has improved in many parts of the world. Inonly 26 countries had an institution which systematically collected and disseminated data on trafficking cases, while bythe number had risen to
Based on data gathered from countries, it offers the first global assessment of the scope of human trafficking and what is being done to fight it. It includes: an overview of trafficking patterns; legal steps taken in response; and country-specific information on reported cases of trafficking in persons, victims, and prosecutions. There is even neglect when it comes to either reporting on, or prosecuting cases of human trafficking".