July 2012LexisNexis UK has developed the Human Trafficking Awareness Index (HTA Index), a valuable tool for campaigners looking to raise awareness of human trafficking on an ongoing basis.
Human trafficking is an escalating crime across the world and is now considered as lucrative as drugs smuggling and arms dealing. According to the Human Trafficking Foundation, there are more people in slavery today than in the entire 350-year history of the slave trade in the UK.
The HTA Index highlights emerging trends and patterns of awareness within and across national borders. Activists working to combat human trafficking can use this information to highlight and raise awareness to inform their efforts and gain greater understanding of the news.
Judy Vezmar, LexisNexis International Chief Executive, said: “Human trafficking is a despicable and unjust exploitation of vulnerable people and is a direct consequence of the absence of the rule of law. We hope that this tool will support campaigners in their continuing fight against trafficking.”
The HTA Index uses LexisNexis’ respected Nexis® service to track and analyse the volume of news articles related to human trafficking. The Index will be published on a monthly basis and is free to access on the Nexis website