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Modern Day Slavery, Tackling Ireland’s Human Trafficking Problem

 

It might appear that human trafficking is a problem which is far removed from Ireland and that the term ‘Slavery’ refers to a bygone era.
Gráinne Loughran, in writing for the University Observer, discovers that modern slavery is a worldwide, secretive and multi-billion dollar business, in which vulnerable people are exploited by others for personal, financial gain.
Drawing upon statistics from the Blue Blindfold site, the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) and RUHAMA, Miss Loughran paints a picture of criminal exploitation where it is suspected that the vast majority of the victims of trafficking who were identified by the authorities, have been forced into sexual exploitation.
For the full article, please see;
http://www.universityobserver.ie/features/modern-day-slavery-tackling-irelands-human-trafficking-problem/
 
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person