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  • Writer's pictureKim Westfall, Founder

What Bias Means for Trafficking

If asked this question, how would you answer:

A 2020 United Nations Report showed how many men hold bias against women?

a. 30%

b. 50%

c. 70%

d. 90%

The startling answer?

The Gender Social Norms Index, a report that shows how beliefs affect gender equality, released by the United Nations Development Programme on in 2020, showed that nearly 90% of men hold some sort of bias against women.

What does any of this have to do with human trafficking?

Our beliefs dictate our behaviors—what we're willing to stand up for, what we're willing to tolerate, and how we treat others. The research, from 75 countries making up 80% of the world, went on to show that these biases hinder women’s rights and equality.

This means violence against women can be easily ignored by many, thought of as a norm. If, as the research found, 28% of men and women believe that men are justified to beat their wives, those people will think nothing of abuse. If people hold these beliefs, the violence of trafficking can go unchecked.

That's why people like Andrew Tate are so dangerous. Who is Andrew Tate? What is happening with him in Romania? Read our exclusive story from New York Times bestselling author and speak Stephen Mansfield. Mansfield's book Men on Fire seeks to help men recover noble manhood. See what he has to say about this breaking story unfolding right now in Romania.

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