By Karla Dieseldorff
By Karla Dieseldorff
Miami – According to the 2015 US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report, based on the terrible violations of human trafficking, Morocco has fallen victim to this phenomenon. The Kingdom is seen as an exporter and transit country of this exploitations.
Reported by Al Massae in its July 29 edition, Moroccan women are being sexually enslaved in cabarets in several countries, despite Morocco’s effort to fight this. Unfortunately those in rural areas are prey to these barbaric circumstances even as young as 6 years old. These girls work as housemaids of urban families without receiving any benefits, and most of the time heavily exploited.
The report also notes that not only females are abused; young boys are being taken advantage as well when working as apprentices. Not stopping there, the misfortune of sub-Saharan women who are forced into prostitution.
However, it is not the Moroccans who are mostly affected, but the Ivorian, Congolese and Nigerian women. Morocco is mostly used as the transit country for these illicit practices.
The report does uncover that some low networks in Morocco are running less than honorable operations by abusing Asian women of Filipino and Indonesian descent. These women are forced to work in Moroccan households deprived of wages and passports.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is concerned with Moroccan men and women, as well as Ukrainians who are being abused in Turkish cabarets in Cyprus. Moroccan women are also taken for sex slaves in Italy and Liberia and forced to barbaric treatment in the Gulf, such as Bahrain and the Emirates.
After seeing the results of Trafficking in Persons Report, it is safe to say Morocco’s government is not doing enough to fight against it and protect local and foreign populations.
John Kerry declares on the report that “trafficking in persons is an insult to human dignity and an assault on freedom”. Earlier this year, he quoted at the US White House: “Money may be able to buy a lot of things, but it should never, ever be able to buy another human being”.
Human trafficking could be lessened if countries collaborated with each other and no illegal practice were concealed.
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