Sunday, December 17, 2006

Canada: NGO Calls for Anti-Sex Trafficking Plan

TORONTO, CANADA -- Save the Children Canada congratulates Joy
Smith, M.P. for her initiative in presenting a Private member's Bill in the
House of Commons to develop a national strategy to combat human trafficking
and protecting victims of trafficking, most of whom are young women and
children. "This is a positive step." said David Morley, President and CEO of
Save the Children Canada. "All effort must be made to ensure that this human
tragedy is eliminated from within our borders and beyond."
Many children who are victims of trafficking are subjected to forced
prostitution, the production of child pornography, domestic servitude, work in
sweat shops and agriculture, and forced to become drug couriers. Children are
also being abducted and sold for illegal adoptions. Girls are more likely to
be trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and domestic service, whereas
boys tend to be trafficked for forced labour in agriculture, crime and the
drug trade.


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