You would hardly ever think that Italy and Africa had such a strong connection, but they do.
While being a part of two separate continents, there is a strong bond between these two radically different places:
Italy is a gateway into Europe and has long coastlines making it geographically easy to access by boat. When you combine these geographical strengths with an established crime network, it has become a hotbed for human traffickers — especially sex trafficking (read more about sex trafficking in Italy).
Here’s a closer look at the African Italian connection:
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After watching this video, not only was I inspired by this women, but you can see how having laws and International treaties regarding human trafficking isn’t enough. You have to have a police force and judicial system willing to take the extra step to make sure victims are looked after.
It is obvious that more needs to be done to ignite governments, law enforcement, judicial systems and social workers to take bold steps in combating human trafficking in the world, today.