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4. Modern slavery and the hidden world of human trafficking

from By Lauren Swan

From May 15: Recently, 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and only a handful of girls have been found because they managed to escape while being transported through the forest. The group who kidnapped them is called Boko Harem, one of the smaller human trafficking rings. The self-proclaimed leader, who has remained unnamed, expressed his desire to sell the girls for labor and sex purposes, stating that there was a market for selling humans, particularly young women. He also said women were slaves, whose main purpose was to be married. "I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine," he stated. more

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