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No more child trafficking

During my visits to India, I have seen young children working in restaurants cleaning tables, selling stuff in the streets, begging on street corners or at traffic lights, doing agricultural labor or working in factories. Before I began my Girl Scout Gold Award project, I thought that child trafficking happened only in India. When I researched this subject, I was in disbelief to learn that child trafficking happens in the Bay Area, too.

According to UNICEF, child trafficking is the act of harboring, recruiting, transporting, transferring or receiving a person by means of fraud, force or coercion for the purpose of exploitation. Trafficked victims can be boys and girls.

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