This story was originally published on Medium. Across the world, millions of women and girls live in the long shadows of human trafficking. Whether ensnared by force, coercion, or deception, they live in limbo, in fear, in pain. However, the vast majority of detected trafficking victims are women and girls, and three out of four are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is a heinous crime that shatters lives, families and dreams.
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Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery , which is considered a form of modern slavery. In , the International Labour Organization reported Most victims find themselves in coercive or abusive situations from which escape is both difficult and dangerous. Locations where this practice occurs span the globe and reflect an intricate web between nations, making it very difficult to construct viable solutions to this human rights problem. There are a number of misconceptions about sex trafficking.
Death-defying action sequences, bone-chilling villains, flying bullets, and a charming but broody hero worth cheering for. These are just a few reasons why the Taken movie franchise has been such a massive success. Three movies and a TV series later, I found myself reflecting on the premise of the first film. Bryan Mills, played by Liam Neeson, is an Army veteran and retired CIA operative whose now idle life is interrupted when Kim, his seventeen-year-old daughter, is kidnapped by traffickers during her exploratory trip to Europe.
Her head had been bashed in by her pimp. Gas flares illuminate the pump jacks in the distance. Just up the road, she says, is where a woman was imprisoned in an RV for several months by a gang of drug dealers. Then we pull into the parking lot of the Grand Williston Hotel, once notorious for the broken lock on its back door that allowed johns to come and go unnoticed by front-desk personnel. She tests the back door.