Nigerian girls kidnapped: the devastating face of human trafficking

nigerian girlsOn Sunday 14 April in the middle of the night, more than 300 girls aged 12-15 were kidnapped at gun point, in the village of Warabe, in Borno state, Nigeria. As the eyes of the world’s media have followed this devastating story it has now become apparent that Abubakar Shekau has threatened to “sell” the girls.

This situation may at first present itself as unusual but when we take a second look at this horrific act of brutality,  we see another instance of human trafficking – force, fear, exploitation and greed: girls sold, money made and freedom lost.

As a world we cannot sit by and allow this to happen to these girls. Those who can,  must act. 

As a world we cannot sit by and allow this to happen to anyone.

Every day this crime takes place irrespective of race and place . A crime where people are the product and everyone has a price tag.  

This crime must stop.

STOP THE TRAFFIK believe that the only way to disrupt this growing global trade is for individuals and society to see this crime, talk about it, and take action to disrupt this global system! All stakeholders must be involved in tackling this crime. A strong voice and commitment is needed from all governments worldwide in order to stand together in the fight against human trafficking. We believe the key is for society, government and business to share knowledge, information and resources that can be used to empower vulnerable communities, making them safe, and to disrupt the traffickers’ trade.

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