Live Map at the bottom of this post.
I am well aware of Human Trafficking and the stain it is on our society. I am also well aware that this is not a new subject and that it can be traced
back to the origins of human existence.
I wanted to put a new, digital age spin on it and maybe drive it home to those that may not be aware of how wide spread it truly is.
Slavery, Prostitution, Debt Servitude, whatever...it's all the same as far as I'm concerned. And that is the buying and selling Human beings like
This map shows not only these instances in real time but also shows rescues, court cases, reported deaths while in captivity, police actions and new
laws...as well as a lot of other info on the subject.
There is also a live feed on Organ Trafficking that sometimes, not always can be tied to Human Trafficking.
It's not a pretty subject and a lot of us (Myself Included) have turned the channel or flipped the page when confronted with it head on. The truly sad
thing is that it happening in our neighborhoods and we don't even see it. It's hardly ever reported on the MSM and as you will see, you could fill an
entire news hour just in N. America alone.
This map brought to light just how wide spread it really is and when I look at it and realize that every little flashing icon is related to human
misery, well in short I am shocked.
Anyway, not a rant or a call to arms but rather just a heads up to something we all should be more aware of.
Second, a Global Map showing Countries and their efforts to address the issue:
Green: Full compliance with the minimum standards of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
Yellow: Significant efforts to comply with TVPA
Orange: Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves
into compliance with those standards
Red: No efforts to comply with TVPA
Here is the Live Map:
edit on 13-4-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)