Human Trafficking In Ukraine September 1, 2013 Human Trafficking In Ukraine, From Ukraine and Around Ukraine Eastern Europe is a major seedbed of international sex trafficking. Many thousands of girls from this region are smuggled across international borders to destinations all over the globe. Far too little is being done to stop it. This highly lucrative business thrives in countries where families struggle with poverty and unemployment. Woman From Ukraine, as in Moldova, are willing to work hard and desperate for jobs. They will take risks to find a good job. But Human Trafficking Ukraine Victims’ Stories all have a common thread: deception. Many problems with human trafficking in Ukraine can be combated by education and counseling before the fact, which is why JFY is involved in human trafficking prevention seminars in the schools. The video below says that Russia is the number one destination for human trafficking in Ukraine. Below is the link to the original article from the Iranian news site PRESS TV… [button link=”http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/07/17/314329/ukraine-struggling-to-deal-with-human-trafficking-menace/” newwindow=”yes”] Press TV: Human Trafficking In Ukraine [/button] The Evil That Knows No Borders September 20, 2012 Human Trafficking: The Evil That Knows No Borders Human trafficking is an evil that is growing by leaps and bounds globally. It has a strong root system even in the neighborhoods and families of the victims, as reflected in the following report from Vicki, who visited some trafficking hot spots in Eastern Europe last year, seeking new opportunities for JFY to be a part of the solution. Here is what Vicki reported: [quote]”Just returned from our investigative trip through Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Incredible, the amount of Russian speaking girls in these countries. Found out that in Romania and Turkey, it is not uncommon for parents to sell their daughters to men for marriage as young as 14 years old. In some villages, it is thought to be prestigious to get a “job” as a prostitute. Met few people that are trying to combat this evil that knows no borders![/quote] Human trafficking of women and children The evil of human trafficking children often starts in the home. The sad reality is family members (immediate and extended) often play a lead role in selling their kids into slavery, usually through touting a job offer, or “someone they know” who wants to provide this young person with a job to help the family out. There are so many underhanded tactics being employed. Providing information on human trafficking to young people in the schools–the very who are being targeted the most, is a laser focus of JFY. Justice For Youth has a simple but effective strategy to combat human trafficking of children. We are presently engaged in an adopt a school initiative geared to educate and inform students of the evils and tactics of trafficking. Our hope is that in learning of the dangers, young people will avoid the pitfalls that lead to enslavement. An ounce of prevention, it has been said, is worth a pound of cure! If you would like to help, click HERE to find out more about this strategy. Justice For Youth is presently engaged in an adopt a school initiative geared to educate and inform students of the evils and tactics of trafficking. Our hope is that in learning of the dangers, young people will avoid the pitfalls that lead to enslavement. An ounce of prevention, it has been said, is worth a pound of cure!