Do you know that Silicon Valley could grow partly because of migration? Do you know that hundreds of people have died in their search of migration? Or, Hey! Do you think you know what Schengen agreement is? Or that human trafficking in Africa has reached a worrying rate. Some terrible facts left buried, waiting to be revealed.
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Nowadays, the pattern of migrant workers migration has been shifted from the previous trend. It has become more feminine. According to a 2004 data issued by the UN, the total number of women migrant workers has more than doubled, from 35 millions to 85 millions, between 1960 and 2000. Note that currently women migrant workers compose 48.6% of all migrants in the world, and this number will increase along with the shift in the above-mentioned pattern.
Do you know that hundreds of people have died in their search of migration? Thousands of people in some parts of the world---India, Bangladesh, Mexico, The Philippines, Morocco, Cuba, and many others---long to go to the developed countries to search for a better living. Yet, often they do not satisfy the requirements. They neither speak English nor have the education required. They have no money, no papers, nothing. All they have is faith; as they have to feed their family back home where life is getting more and more difficult for them.
Strengths and weaknesses are focal points of human lives. One would be better, or worse, in a certain aspect of his life than others. In terms of working skills, which are often the same as life skills, there are two broad types of work: low-skill work and high-skill work. What we usually see is that people with higher skills, meaning people with a decent education, get sufficient, if not excessive, salary from the companies or institutions they work for.
Silicon Valley is one of the biggest IT base camps in the world that is located in the southern part of San Francisco bay area, California. Comprising the headquarters of big IT companies such as Google, Yahoo, Apple, and eBay; Silicon Valley is surely becoming the center of high-tech industry sectors.
A survey conducted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) indicates, for instance, that about half of African countries recognized trafficking as a problem, and that child trafficking is usually perceived as more severe than trafficking in women (UNICEF, 2003). There are, however, notable exceptions among the subregions. In West and Central Africa where trafficking is perhaps more widespread and recognized, more than 70 per cent of the countries identified trafficking as a problem, compared to one-third (33%) of countries in East and southern Africa (UNICEF, 2003).
Schengen Agreement is the name of an agreement between European countries that was started in the late 80's. The plain objective of this agreement is to remove borders between countries and to ease migration among them. Although there were many hurdles in implementing this agreement at the beginning, in 1985 Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Germany signed Schengen Agreement whereby they agreed to gradually remove the control on the borders line that separates those countries. Between 1990 and 1995, more and more members of the European Union started to join the agreement. With this agreement, EU citizens do not need to show their passports when they cross the borders. Also, if someone with visa from a Schengen country wants to enter other Schengen countries, they are free to do so without applying for another visa.