” Human Trafficking is the exploitation of a person against their will by another person by means of various means, e.g. Threat of violence, deceit, fraud or abuse.”
There is more slavery today than ever before in human history.
The victims of this crime are barely visible in our society or are simply overlooked. That’s why they rarely get the chance for protection. Most victims in Europe come from Africa, Asia and Eastern European countries.
4 out of 5 victims are women in forced prostitution – by far the most common form of human slavery.
Most people are traded from poorer countries in the south or southeast to rich countries in the north.
The United Nations estimates that around 500,000 women and girls are forced into prostitution each year in Europe alone. The resulting annual revenue is estimated at $ 10 billion.
Around 100,000 of these women come from Africa – and they are brought to Europe each year, mainly via the so-called Mediterranean route. They have a significant economic impact on the entire refugee movement.
Our current campaigns focus on trafficking women from Africa.
But actually it’s not all about Africa – because almost 90% of all these women, come from ONLY ONE CITY, not much bigger than Vienna. Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
We at FREE ME think, that a problem that is so clearly traceable, must be solvable! Help us do this!