This pledge closed 11 months ago
The efforts of successive governments to tackle the causes and effects of slavery have met with limited success, not least because of the fluidity of trafficking networks, which are quick to adapt to changing circumstances. Limited public understanding of the issue compounds the problem: people are slow to recognise instances of trafficking in their midst and reluctant to report these to the police.Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.