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Women Leading UN Agencies
Children and the Family
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The picture they painted was at times a bleak one.Conservative statistics estimate that 1 million persons are trafficked each year.Most of these are women and young girls , who are sold into prostitution.ActionAid , a UK-based NGO which works at the grassroots level throught South Asia defines trafficking as the international trade of persons , where abduction , coercion , violence and exploitation take place both in sexual and economic ways.Since the Beijing Platform for Action , there has been an increased awareness about violence against women as a matter for governmental and international action.
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