30 July is World Day against Trafficking in Persons which represents a call to action by governments, businesses and communities to stand against human trafficking.
In celebrating this day the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is calling for more to be done to dismantle the organized criminal networks behind trafficking, while at the same time it is critical that assistance to victims be stepped up.
CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Dr Monique Emser, KZN Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Pornography, and Brothels Task Team about the current state of human trafficking in South Africa:
Unfortunately human trafficking is one of those complex secluded topics which are very difficult to quantify. What we do, we look at the reported cases where victims have been detected and assisted— Dr Monique Emser