Trafficking is a persistent problem of modern societies, even present though rarely recognisable. We may see victims of trafficking every day on the street, but we don’t recognise them as such.
The girl next in line in the pharmacy could just as well be forced into selling her body by some trafficker from whom she can’t espace. Wouldn’t it be salvating for her, if we could do something?
2 million children per year are victims of trafficking, an average of 20.9 million people on the world could be forced into sexual or other kind of forced labor. As a large part of sexual trafficking is wintessed in hotels, a young victim posed a very acurate question: what if hotel workers could help? Feeling like such a person may had been a great help to her, she made this short video to voice her concerns.
A victim of trafficking may have obvious signs to them, if one cares to notice. Signs of sexual or other abuse, of malnutrition or poor health and quality of life. They may not have many posessions and may not even be able to talk about themselves: a third person talks about them or translates for them. They may not know where they are exactly, or seem distracted and nervous. If you look closely enough, the signs are there. You may well start paying attention.