Author: Gudiq

Ambassador Thomas on Combating Human Trafficking in the Philippines 0

Ambassador Thomas on Combating Human Trafficking in the Philippines

Ambassador Thomas: "The evils of human trafficking are something I feel personally. Within this very city and all around the world, there are vulnerable women, men, and even children who are being bought and sold every day by human traffickers to be exploited, often forced into prostitution. This is nothing less than slavery. It is a form of slavery that predominately targets women and girls — an estimated 80 percent of transnational trafficking victims are women and girls. These victims place a powerful call for justice to all of us, and those victims urgently need our help."