According to a 2014 report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), some 70% of victims in the global trafficking trade are women (49%) and girls (21%).
The recruiter was a trafficker and Matul was enslaved for three years, doing long hours of unpaid domestic work.She was forbidden to go outside or talk to anyone, and was often beaten.A 2010 reports shows that around 30% of sex workers in Indonesia are girls younger than 18, who were forced into the sex trade.They are victims of sex tourism destinations across the country, such as in Bali and Lombok, which cater to both local and foreign tourists.Ms Firza, a mother of one, is the chairman of the Cendana Friend Solidarity Movement, an organisation that reveres former president Suharto.
Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told The Straits Times yesterday that experts are investigating the authenticity of the materials before summoning the alleged individuals for questioning.FPI spokesman Slamet Maarif told The Straits Times that "all these are lies", adding: "There are indications that there is a global movement to silence us." But analysts told The Straits Times it was not an attempt to muzzle critics, but simply the country's legal system taking its course."He calls himself an imam and feels that he is untouchable. He wants to judge others but he himself is a lot of trouble," said Mr Zuhairi Miswari, an intellectual from Muslim organisation Nahdlatul Ulama.Matul’s story is one of thousands, and it shows that human trafficking is a real threat to human security, especially for women.Women are the most vulnerable group for being trafficked.In 2007, Indonesia enacted a law criminalising all kinds of human trafficking at home and overseas.