"Urging" governments is not enough to end modern-day slavery.
Human trafficking uproots an estimated 1.2 million children every year. Kids are sexually exploited or forced to perform intense labor before they've even hit their teens.
The UN announced a global plan of action to combat human trafficking in 2010. Years later, human trafficking cases are on the rise, calling for a reassessment of the global trafficking crisis.
We should be decreasing the number of children lured into forced labor and prostitution. Instead, this number remains at a staggering rate that shatters childhoods, fuels drug lords, and divides families, all due to an underground human trafficking industry that will not budge without bold international action.
Tell the United Nations that a vision is not enough. We need international ACTION to prevent the trafficking and enslavement of innocent children around the world.
Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
The world is growing desperate to prevent the problem of child trafficking. In 2010, the UN established an action plan meant to support and urge governments to defeat what many are calling "modern-day slavery."
Years later, human trafficking still traps children in prostitution and forced labor at an alarming rate worldwide. Urging and assisting governments is not enough to save millions from a life of enslavement and torture. It is now time to reassess the UN's initial vision of human trafficking prevention so that this vision can become strong enough to yield global results. Decreasing the number of trafficking victims must be a human rights priority.
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I call on you to urgently reevaluate the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
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