SABC News - Highlighting modern day slavery, impacts of human trafficking :Friday 25 March 2016

Highlighting modern day slavery, impacts of human trafficking

Friday 25 March 2016 11:40


Human trafficking is another form of modern day slavery. (SABC)

Today is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

People all over the world are reminded of the horrors of the slave trade.

However, it’s also a day to celebrate the rich history of the African continent and its diverse cultures.

The National Freedom Network (NFN), a collaborative organisation of South African role players, wants to address the issue of ‘Human Trafficking’ and mobilize and unite stakeholders in the field.

NFN’s Program Director Kirsten Hornby says: “Slavery may have been abolished but it’s still going on even in modern times. These days we hear people are still being denied their rights and human dignity.”

Hornby emphasises some of the impacts of human trafficking.

“So, basically what human trafficking would do is it would take a person perhaps unsuspecting trick them into a situation of control, this could be in the form of false job promises, fake modelling opportunities and then exploit that person in some way for the benefit of the trafficker. So, that can either be forced labour or into the sex trade.”  

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