Awareness Of Human Trafficking Is Increasing, But ‘So Is The Problem’
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: On one hand, I must say that the political will [to fight human trafficking] and the awareness [of it] has increased a lot over the past years, so from this point of view, there is an improvement — a clear improvement. Countries have legislation, action plans, and schemes for victim assistance. On the other hand, the phenomenon — the criminal phenomenon — is really rampant and there’s no indication of a decrease. On the contrary, the last estimates issued by [the International Labor Organization] indicate that the phenomenon is increasing, and of course, the response is still not commensurate with the magnitude of the phenomenon.
The phenomenon is not any longer an emergency, as we could think in the 1990s or early 2000s, [when] the idea was that it was an emergency linked mainly with sexual exploitation. Now we are confronted with the fact that there is…
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