Ricky Martin Stands Against Human Trafficking And Child Abuse
Pop singer Ricky Martin has urged the people across the globe to become ‘warriors of light’ to fight against human trafficking and child abuse.
The Latin singer presented a report according to which people are trying to sell minors on the internet and trade them for cases of beer.
Ricky Martin said at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, "It's a reality that is very difficult for me to accept and which I don't want to believe, but it is happening."
The singer asked people to help children who are denied permission to go to school and are subjected to slavery, and others who are sold by their parents and forced into prostitution.
The ‘Tal Vez’ hitmaker informed that there are different forms of humiliation which the children suffer. Around the world children’s are being exploited on the name of money and poverty. They face humiliations like commercial sexual exploitation, labour exploitation and being purchased to become marriage partners.
Financed by the Ricky Martin Foundation, the report "Trafficking in Persons in Puerto Rico: An Invisible Challenge" has been prepared by 10 researchers from UPR and the Protection Project at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
Cesar Rey, a sociologist who headed the research team, said "We are confident we will achieve awareness in the society and strengthen the capacity of government officials and non-government sector organisations to combat a ruthless industry.”