“The causes of global child trafficking are varied and complex, but it includes poverty, lack of opportunity, economic disparity, land demarcation, increased gender discrimination and discriminatory cultural practices,“ she added.
The data she presented is applicable to cases within the country as well as cross-border trafficking. The estimates, she claimed stipulates more than 60% of total human trafficking affects children or minors.
Crime analysis shows there’s been a sharp increase in sexual offences against children in recent years. Every day more than 290 children gets dragged into the dark, dingy world of crime – be it victims of kidnapping, sexual assault or child labor, children belongs to the most vulnerable section of the society, especially those that falls below 12 years of age.