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Trafficking in Children Condemned

Trafficking In Children Condemned

From: World Perspectives

The UN Commission on Human Rights, located in Geneva, has released a report on child slavery, child trafficking and child prostitution. It says 10 years ago the number of children aged 10-14 who were victimized in one or more of these ways was estimated at 88 million. Today the number of child slaves increases daily. Most of them live in the world's poorest countries, chiefly in Asia.

The report also charges that 150,000 children are illegally being forced to work in slave labor in New York City.

The commission makes a plea in its report for special assistance to poor families, tighter laws on child labor and severe penalties to those who sell children or force them into prostitution.

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