Imagine being a young child and being forced into labor for 18 hours, your back is aching, and you never get a break, this is what a handful of children go through in America. Children in America are being exposed in Human Trafficking. “Human Trafficking” is the new term for slavery, a crime as old as civilization. Children and their families are having traumatic experiences due to the smuggling of children, which could have been avoided. The United Nations should avert child trafficking in the United States because it causes physical and mental complications to the victims, affects social lives and alters their education.
The worst countries for human trafficking, Robert Grimmnick says "Among the people who are trafficked out of the country, 55 percent are adults, 26 percent are young girls, and 19 percent are young boys" (Grimmnick). It is not just young teenage girls that end up in this dreadful situation, Young men and adults, can as well. One of the ten countries would be Venezuela because usually the people they get from there are lured for high price jobs that they are offered. Some girls get tricked into sexual slavery. According to the article "Child Trafficking" on Soroptimist.org "Some are lured with offers of legitimate and legal work as shop assistants or waitresses, others are promised marriage, educational opportunities and a better life.
Women are the some, if not the best market for traffickers; and unfortunately, children also are victims of trafficking. Sex trafficking is rather common and is typically the first thing people think about when they hear the word trafficking. If no one paid for sex, then there would be a substantial amount of less people being kidnapped. The dreaded things people will do to others
Women and children trafficked into sex industries are often forced into activities such as prostitution and pornography. The basis of the sex trafficking trade is female victims and male perpetrators and the gender roles of victims and perpetrators value gender-focused strategies to combat sex trafficking (Busch-Armendariz, 2009). Sex trafficking. Sex trafficking receives a great deal of attention, trafficking for labour purposes is actually in greater demand (Gozdziak, 2008). Labour trafficking applies to men, women, boys and girls.
It is common knowledge that women are more likely to become sex slaves among men. Leuchtag comments on this issue, and makes an example of a Thai girl. (Leuchtag 10). The girl was more at risk, surrounded by poverty and a foreign country known for human trafficking. Duong raises the awareness to investigate gender related prostitution and human trafficking.
Many women from third world countries are lured into this trade with the bait of false marriages or false jobs. Many of the victims are forced with violence or indirectly with psychological blackmail into the sex trade. Human trafficking is the worst form of abuse that can be inflicted on an individual. A trafficked human being suffers from mental, and physical abuse, leaving them with lifelong mental illnesses. Many women dream of a better life and are willing to travel across the globe to better their lives.
However, unbeknownst to their male commanders, many women used the control they had over food and stolen money to prevent young boys and men from abusing girls (2). The women of Sierra Leone have long been exposed to appalling violations of their human rights, especially during the civil war. “During this extremely brutal conflict an estimated 275,000 women and girls became victims of sexual violence. Massive sexual violence was used not only to sow terror among the civilian population; it further served military
Given all of that information I would have to say that Wuornos experienced a very traumatic upbringing and that it could have affected her immensely. That being said, she fits perfectly within the Trauma-Control Model, which makes me believe that her childhood could have absolutely motivated her to become the person she did. Also, going along with this idea, she was using drugs; therefore, drugs could have been a facilitator to her crimes. It is clear that she may have been motivated either financially, by anger, or perhaps by psychosis. She was motivated financially because she had sex with victims for money and then killed them when they wouldn’t pay her enough at times.
Many locals are scared for their children’s safety after all these trafficking cases have occurred by their homes. Are we doing enough to prevent human trafficking in the local area? Almost 300,000 people every year are forced into the sex trafficking trade system. Most of all the people forced into the trade system are girls between the age of 12-18. These people are being imprisoned for usage of their body, for the joy of others with the highest price.
Child abuse is the maltreatment of a minor, and it can come in many different forms. The most common forms of abuse are physical, neglect, or sexual molestation. In The Glass Castle, all of these forms of abuse become more pronounced as the story line progresses. As Jeannette Walls grows from girl to woman, most of her abuse stems from her alcoholic father and her selfish mother. The abuse Jeannette faces as an adolescent, shapes a woman later affected by her events, that are created by her parents' selfishness.