Human Trafficking of children Colombia report

Posted on August 28, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling, Internet, Social Issues

In Colombia, according to the report of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF), between March 2011 and March 2012 the company received 51 reports of children and adolescents who are victims of human trafficking, all recruited within the national territory and all purposes of sexual exploitation. “Lately much internet is being used as a means to contact minors” confirms Oscar Gomez Diez, director of the Hope Foundation, an organization that works for human rights in migration contexts. “It is through social networks, where meetings cite them or make offers playful and affectionate, sometimes, certain job offers.” Such is the case of youth meetings that are cited by social networks in a park or near a busy shopping center and apparently have nothing irregular. Read Article

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