Human trafficking can be explained as modern slavery where humans are transported deceitfully or forcefully or kidnapped for (child) labour, sexual exploitation, organ removal or for other financial benefits. Human Trafficking is an issue faced across th globe with about 10 lakh cases reported each year. Trafficking recruiters may seek migrants via the internet, local contacts, faulty employment agencies, whereas the migrants believe their transfer to be an opportunity to escape from their poor living conditions. Sex traffickers use a variety of ways to condition their victims, including subjecting them to starvation, rape, gang rape, physical abuse, beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim and victim’s family, forced drug use and shame.
Adverse living conditions in countries relating to political tensions, religious oppression, natural disasters, poverty, war and globalisation are the stems for human trafficking. Hothur Foundation seeks to put an end to this crime that defrauds and exploits people who most commonly are in search of better lives by providing them with safe and stable employment opportunities and educating them towards these crimes.
cases reported each year globally
In 2019 over 1000 human trafficking cases were reported while the actual victims were over 3000
Highest number of human trafficking cases was 220 in the state of Maharashtra
more than 80% of trafficking victims are female
Over 50% of human trafficking victims are children.