Urge Italy to Combat Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Enrico Letta

Target: Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Goal: Strengthen Italy’s human trafficking and sexual exploitation laws

The issues of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are urgent national and international matters. While many countries are employing stricter legislation and human rights groups’ lobbying efforts are doing much to lessen the amount of men, women and children subjected to such atrocities, Italy is showing little-to-no progress in their efforts to protect the human rights of many caught in the sex trafficking and trading wars.

According to the United Nations, Italy’s growing human trafficking and sexual exploitation numbers are cause for alarm. The Italian government’s lax and quite apathetic attitude towards this is proving to be detrimental to the health and well-being of hundreds, if not thousands, of women and children.

Further, traffickers are getting ‘more daring in exploitation and abuse of their victims’, according to Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially in terms of women and children.

By signing this petition, you’ll become a voice to the voiceless; a pioneer in the fight against inhumanity and the heinous crime of the sexual exploitation of women and children. Please, call on the Italian government to implement a swifter and more concerned hand, rather than turn a blind eye, to this serious issue.


Dear Prime Minister Enrico Letta,

The recent events regarding human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Italy are unnerving and dismaying.

An anti-trafficking must be forcibly initiated by the Italian government and be of top priority when it comes to the welfare and health of Italian citizens and those who travel to Italy in search of opportunity or safety. The trauma faced by those caught in human trafficking trades and the exploitation and prostitution of foreign women and girls must end.

Stricter monitoring and serious evaluation is needed to make significant progress and end the violent cycle of human trafficking and sex exploitation, if Italy plans to be a progressive country that cares deeply about human rights.


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