Varun Kandukuri shares his insight on one of the root factors of Human Trafficking.

Matters of diplomacy have always been synonymous with inadequacy and misinformation. Entertaining the very prospect of resolving a transnational offense without inspecting it’s rudimentary genesis seems absurd.

Whilst there have been several global programmes by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime which propound literacy regarding human trafficking, they’ve evidently proven to be ineffective.

Cut back to 8 years ago. Not many know the story of Seya, who is currently a refuge in southern Albania. Seya was a 14 year old school girl who was sold into the trafficking ring by a person who she naively thought was her boyfriend. This, in accord with a consistent pattern of revelations shows that the reason behind child trafficking is the victim’s lack of education regarding the offense. It allows the perpetrators to take advantage of their gullibility to their purpose.

One could argue that the deep-seated attitude and discomfort in education institutions towards crucial matters of profanity largely contributes to this problem.

Sex education in several countries has been a bleak entity thus far. Child sex workers fail to realize that people, including their close family, might perhaps have an ulterior motive.
Obviously, the profanity of it hasn’t been wired into the child’s mind yet.
In light of the compulsion that nations feel to progress, we could comfortably presume that
Their educational policies branch further out towards liberalism. But quiet contrarily, several institutes have undone themselves by not going beyond “don’t take candy from strangers”.

They say experience is the best teacher; not if a child’s freedom is at stake. If only the one at school had taught them more.

“I flip ahead in the textbook. There’s an interesting chapter about acid rain. Nothing about sex. We aren’t scheduled to learn about that until eleventh grade”  mentioned Laurie Halse Anderson in Speak.


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