March Against Human Trafficking #Bolivia

Youth and Students for Peace were invited by ASAFAVITTP; a national organization in Bolivia that protects humans against human traffickers. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, “Trafficking in persons is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”

Youth and Students for Peace support the advocacy against human trafficking and walked one kilometre in the city together with other participants. The march against human trafficking was organized to make the people of Bolivia aware of the reality of what is happening and how they can help.