Chika Unigwe’s recent novel, On Black Sister’s Street, puts some faces on the issues. Yet, the choices that are exercised by the victims of Human Trafficking vary widely: from those seduced by promises of a better life to others who are kidnapped in the first place. All are trapped in situations of inhuman exploitation. All the ingredients of the Great Slave Trade are present: especially a criminal immorality that sits beneath the radar of popular outrage.
Human Trafficking is a catchall for a wide variety of turpitude, not all of which is sexual.
No country is innocent of the odium of H.T. – some countries are Sources, other are Transit or Destination countries. A few are all three, and we are all essential partners in the fight to end this shameful vestige of slavery.
Here is essential reading if you need to plug into the issues.