Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that mainly involves the trading of human beings especially for different exploitation purposes such as prostitution, forced labor, and organ harvesting among others. Trafficking in person is an issue that we are still facing in the modern days despite the increased awareness. Over the year strategies have been implemented to help fight human trafficking but still, it has been rated the most growing crime industry as perpetrators still prey on the vulnerable people and the number of victims continues to grow. The study has shown that the number of victims being transported by air is growing and that is why t it is important training cabin crew on identifying and reporting trafficking in person may be an effective solution towards the global issue. Continue reading the article below to discover more about how aviation plays a role in preventing trafficking in person.
The airline industry has collaborated with the government with government and law enforcement organizations to help fight trafficking in persons by implementing some essential initiatives that are beneficial in helping to detect and suppress trafficking in persons. One of the initiatives towards fighting trafficking in persons is introducing solutions that allow the victims to communicate for help. For example, since the restrooms are the only places the victims will be allowed by the traffickers to be alone, airports have managed to introduce posters, panic buttons, and hotlines the victims can use to call for help. On the other side, the staff and workers of the airport have been trained to detect these signs thus when a victim communicates they know how to report the signs to relevant authorities without being noticed. This way many victims have been able to be saved and the traffickers have been caught.
The airport attendants have helped play an important role in making sure that human trafficking is not being condoned where they have been trained to respond quickly in case such an incident is noticed at the airstrip or airport. They have been taught about how to respond quickly to the human rights authorities. They report such cases to the authorities and the human rights violators are arrested and charges for their crimes against humanity.
At various areas at the airports such as waiting bays awareness is created where members of the public are taught about the dangers of human trafficking and the need to respect one another. Passengers are educated before they board planes and some of the things they are taught are such as these. The public is taught to be the watchdogs and act as the police by also reporting any incidence so that those who are caught disrespecting humanity can be dealt with by the authorities concerned and justice can be exercised. In conclusion, all people are responsible for taking care of each and the aviation industry has helped play a big role in ensuring that there is no human trafficking that is happening anywhere in the world. Some of their roles are what we have discussed in the above article.