Forum on Human Trafficking- June 12, 2015

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General Information

Date:  Friday, June 12, 2015 – Start: 7pm
Location:  Vilnius, Lithuania – Domus Maria Hotel (Aušros vartų str. 12, Vilnius, LT)
Duration:   Two (2) Hours
Structure:   Sit Down Dinner with Video – Child Music Performers – Presenters – Awards

Entry ticket:   35€ (by bank transfer or pay at entry)

Banking information:    
Account Name: Dhanji Paramos Fondas
Account IBAN: LT4 77300010138731714 – SWIFT: HABALT22

 

“Human Trafficking – Fact Sheet”

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – is “Modern Day Slavery” and it is a crime. The UN’s definition is:

 Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs

Program Objective:

To raise awareness of the general populations of the horrific and heinous adverse impact on Human Trafficking its negative and adverse impact on children and the societal evolutionary effect. A recognition that these events albeit global in nature are having a direct impact on local communities.

Critical Facts:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING is 1 of the 3 most profitable illicit activities, along with Drugs and Weapons (to include ammunition). It is estimated to generate upwards of 150 Billion USD annually. The following numeric and statistical reporting is as reported by EURSTAT and published in 2015 reflecting reports of 2014.

Registered Victims

  • 30 146 victims were registered in the 28 EU Member States over the three years 2010-2012.
  • 80 % of registered victims were female.
  • Over 1 000 child victims were trafficked for sexual exploitation.
  • 69 % of registered victims were trafficked for sexual exploitation.
  • 95 % of registered victims of sexual exploitation were female.
  • 71 % of registered victims of labour exploitation were male.
  • 65 % of registered victims were EU citizens.

No discernible trends in the variation of victim data at EU level over the three reference years.

“Citizens of Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania and the Netherlands also had a relatively high registered victim prevalence rate as trafficking victims. However, for the first three, the rate was much higher Trafficking in human beings outside their own country…” (EUROSTAT REPORT 2015, page 11)

Traffickers

  • 8 805 prosecutions for trafficking in human beings were reported by Member States over the three years 2010-2012.
  • Over 70 % of traffickers were male. This is the case for suspects, prosecutions and convicted traffickers.
  • 3 855 convictions for trafficking in human beings were reported by Member States over the three years.
  • There are no discernible trends in the number of prosecutions or convictions at EU level.

GLOBALLY

UN estimates that 2.4 million people are victims of human trafficking at any given time. Although it is not possible to be precise on this reporting – the number are in all reality higher. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, including 5.5 million children. 55% are women and girls.

  • 80% are trafficked as sex slaves
  • 17% are trafficked for forced labor
  • A certain percentage are trafficked for organs – often children

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