Human Trafficking In OIC Countries
Human Trafficking is banned by the United Nations (UN) to avoid transportation of human for unethical and illegal activities. Unfortunately, almost every country in the world is being affected by this trade. Bitter reality is that billion dollars of international trade are yearly made by human trafficking. It is mainly happening due to weak economic conditions, unemployment and lack of opportunities of survival for common people in poor countries and thus the flux of human trafficking is from underdeveloped to developed countries. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), being the 2nd largest international organization after UN, also emphasized in its charter to cope with the human trafficking issues but hasn’t yet succeeded to handle the issue. One important reason is that the countries in OIC are under developed and have tumultuous internal law and order situation. In this article various factors contributing in human trafficking particularly, in OIC member states are discussed. It is found that most of the OIC member states in Middle East and Central Asia are facing trafficking for sexual as well as labour exploitation. It is suggested that member states of OIC can minimize the human trafficking by making proper education policies, poverty focused development strategies, monitoring of employer and third parties that recruit the worker, anti-trafficking law and inter- country investigation policies.