Theresa Flores’s “The Slave Across the Street,” is a personal anecdote whose main purpose is to make Americans aware of the reality of human trafficking being in the U.S. and in our neighborhoods. The book shows how even in seemingly good life situations, traffickers are able to pick out and victimize those that are vulnerable. This does not only happen in third world countries, or in inner city, low income housing. Human trafficking is apparent throughout the U.S., in all levels of socio-economic classes. By Flores telling her story, she achieves the purpose in showing a different side of human trafficking that most people do not realize it has.
In the documentary, Children for Sale: The fight to end sex trafficking, Jada Pinket-Smith explores sex trafficking in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Pinket-Smith took to Atlanta with her T.V. crew from CNN to speak with underage children that was exploited and took advantage of by human traffickers. She conducted interviews along with CNN Projects with Sergeant Torrey Kennedy a supervisor at Dekalb County Police Department Special Victims, and Internet Crimes Against Children, and Lisa Williams the Founder and executive director of Living Water for Girls and the Learning Resource Center. In addition, they interviewed two young ladies named Sacharay and Rachel McCool, former sex slaves, Kasey McClure a motivator, and Dalie Racine, the assistance district attorney in Dekalb County. This documentary discussed the terms used in the sex slave trade industry.
With my project, “Community Coalitions for Awareness to End Human Trafficking” (or CCAEHT for short), I want to shed light on human trafficking, a trans-national crime which victimized over twenty million people in 2012 (ILO). As someone who believes that news coverage and social media can make a difference, I find it appalling that so many innocent lives have been ruined, yet this pressing matter receives little public attention. The organ trade, sex slavery, and child prostitution are things people just don’t want to think about. Certainly, it is disturbing
Most of the human trafficking cases are not frequently conversed about, mainly because no one wants to talk about what happens to those men and women. Debbie Nathan tells of a Kenyan woman that got involved in human trafficking through a childcare job. Nathan goes on to list several feminists’ organizations, trying to push action, and reduce the number of victims of human trafficking.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the entire world and is considered modern day slavery. Almost 80% of trafficking is through sexual exploitation, which means that it primarily affects women and girls (UNODC, 2009). Victims are often tricked into the business through promise of work or a better life and sometimes just randomly stolen right from their homes. However, this is not just an issue overseas. Michigan is listed as the state with the second highest rates of human trafficking.
It is important that the public is informed about the nature of human trafficking, how to assist law enforcement in the fight against trafficking, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Like some in law enforcement, much of the public may view victims of human trafficking as participators in the crime, leading to a negative stigma associated with trafficking victims. By educating the public about the true nature of human trafficking, this stigma may be alleviated. Additionally, law enforcement may benefit from the creation of specific ways for the public to report suspected cases of human trafficking, particularly in large cities or areas with high levels of trafficking. Yates (2015) stresses the need for law enforcement to create community partnerships with the general public, civic and social groups, and religious organizations in the fight against human trafficking.
In addition to the lack of education, there is also a great deal of ignorance in our communities when recognizing those who may be forced into sexual exploitation. It is not their fault but in a sense it is ours for the lack of involvement. We must pay our communities more attention and speak out for the voiceless, it is our job to help prevent this horrific crime from happening to these innocent women and children. The lack of involvement is also one of the largest epidemics on the widespread of Human Trafficking. For example, Theresa Flores was a 15 year old teenager, just like any other teenager, loved track, enjoyed school, and was an exceptional student, so most would assume, but what you didn’t know about her is she had been forced into a lifestyle unimaginable.
Ms, Kuzma presented the Attorney General’s position on human trafficking. The AGs office defines sex and labor trafficking as when traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control other people for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex or forcing them to provide labor services against their will. The AGs office is very passionate about this issue and was an influential member of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced to focus of their efforts on ending human trafficking across the United States back in 2011. In the NAAGs efforts they created the Pillars of Hope: • Pillar 1) Making the Case: Gather stat-specific data on human trafficking and create a database that assists local authorities with identifying human
An article by Kwiatkowski gives the reader a real-life account of a victim of the human trafficking in the very recent past. Southern America’s economy was built on the backs of slaves. Throughout the years following the nation’s birth, the cotton industry acted as a catalyst for the furtherment of its economic development. The crops that slaves helped plentify were able to become important commodities that gave a young nation legs to stand on in the arena of international commerce. Today, slavery and trafficking produces an estimated $32 billion in
In an effort to decrease the paucity of information and awareness of survivor’s experiences, the authors’ project analyzed the narratives of six survivors of child sex trafficking to assess factors that influenced their ability to survive, leave the sex trade, and reintegrate back into the community. The participants began to desire more meaningful, safe interpersonal relationships outside of the sex trade, and once participants left the industry, they stabilized and began the process of processing their traumatic experiences through new social and emotional supports. There is still much knowledge and awareness to be gained from working with survivors of sex trafficking, and child sex trafficking specifically, there is significant hope that simply the act of gathering information about their experiences will help survivors being the journey of processing their trauma. According to Clarke, Amnesty International voted to recommend a policy calling for the decriminalization of all aspects of adult, consensual sex work, including buying sex and operating a brothel.
Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte encouraged her fellow lawmakers to evolve better support for the victims. She has convened two hearings so far to explore ways to improve free services for human trafficking victims. These services could include shelters or safe houses, health care, mental health treatment and remedial training to prepare them to go back into the world and live a normal life. Texas isn’t alone: according to NCSL, at least 21 states have introduced legislation in the last eight years targeted toward such services California and Texas are known to have the highest human trafficking
Human trafficking, or trafficking in persons (TIP) or modern day slavery, is a heinous and widespread crime occurring around the world in nearly every society. Most people often thought slavery was part of the past; however, human slavery is part of our current society and has been an on-going issue around the world. Human trafficking is a type of slavery that involves forced or bonded labour, sexual servitude, child labour, or involuntary servitude all over the world. It is important to note that sex trafficking contributes to more than half of human trafficking and most of these victims are women and young girls. This modern day slavery can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime (Ton, 2012).This literature review of documents and reports
The principles are: honor, integrity, courage, loyalty, respect, selfless-service, and duty (Shriberg, 2011, p. 228). These guidelines help Boone to create team. There are numerous examples throughout the film where Boone is a visionary beyond the color of skin tone. One of this top priorities is to ensure fairness in a general style. This is evident right away in the movie where he announces the laws.
Along with her personal story Noy presents the struggles of the human trafficking industry as a whole. The abundance of human trafficking is extremely high and common in countries outside the United States, however she provides examples of these devastating occurrences within United States. Traffickers in Ghana and Togo typically sought out young families with children and often promise the parents a better life an education in the “States” that can not be achieved in their home country. Parents have hopes of a better life for their kids and trust the trafficker will ensure their kids the life they promise. Traffickers find green card winners and send the girls