Slavery exists in Colombia but only one in twenty cases files charges

Posted on December 11, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling

Colombians recognized 207 (between 2005 and 2010) have been victims of trafficking. Human trafficking is defined by scholars as the twenty-first century slavery and the figure of a study on the magnitude of this crime in the country, conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Universidad de los Andes, released yesterday in Bogota. However, Colombian authorities believe that only one of every twenty victims of this crime can report it. The report also found that, of the 207 cases reported in the last five years, 90 percent are women and only 10 percent men. Read Article

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