Human trafficking is a criminal activity in which human beings are traded as if they are commodities and illicit profits are made by violating their fundamental rights to dignity, integrity and freedom.
According to the data gathered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), approximately 50,000 persons were detected as victims of human trafficking in 2018 in 148 countries, of which 69% of them were either adult women (50%) or girls of under the age of 18 (19%).
Luxembourg is no exception to this. The Commission Consultative des Droits de l’Homme (CCDH) reports that 110 people were identified or presumed as victims of human trafficking between 2010 and 2018 in Luxembourg.
We may be overwhelmed by these shocking statistics, or we may feel that we are powerless and there is hardly any scope for an individual response to improve the situation.
But, Time For Equality acknowledges that it is an assembly of every single action and awareness of each person that can fight against human trafficking. Each one of us can play a role both through our individual choices and actions and through collective initiatives and campaigns.