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Even as human rights proponents around the globe recognized World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30.

Even as human rights proponents around the globe recognized World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, various organizations and publications, including the Dhaka Tribune, reported that human trafficking is on the rise in many places, especially Bangladesh. According to law enforcement there, over 7,000 people were trafficked between January 2013 and June 2018. In India, new anti-trafficking legislation falls short of international human rights law. According to UN human rights experts the bill is overbroad and vague and fails to provide adequate steps to identify, assist, and protect victims. Of the millions of people trafficked annually nearly one third are children, while 71 percent are women and girls.

KAREN ANN GAJEWSKI is a contributing editor to the Humanist and a documentation project analyst.

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Title Annotation:WORTH NOTING
Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Publication:The Humanist
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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