INTRODUCTION: Human trafficking is one of the worst underground business in the world. Women, children and men are sold around the world for prostitution, slavery and for labor. Bringing you a story that will leave you distressed. ONE While I was chatting with Sudhanva in Madhavan Park, a cricket field, I came across this story being told by an old man sitting beside me. It seemed about some boy and his life, soon I was interested and went straight up to that old man and asked, “Sir can you tell me the story of that boy?”.
In recent years, there has been an exponential increase of interest in human trafficking in the sex trade. Many have described it as “modern day sex slavery” (Logan, Walker and Hunt, 2009). Discourses around the issue centers around the dismay that vulnerable young people from rural areas of developing countries. These people are susceptible to being duped to developed countries with the false premise of a better life and higher income (Huijsmans and Baker, 2012). Using trickery and threats, women are being recruited, transported and exploited for their bodies.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING Is there a sight more heartwarming than being unbound, unhampered, unconfined and independent? When most people consider slavery to be extinct, the 21st Century is experiencing a tremendous boom of reincarnation of illegal slavery in most parts of the world in the form of human trafficking. Human trafficking or flesh trade is the third largest international crime industry which commonly runs for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others, extraction of organs or tissues, occurring nationally or trans-nationally. According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation and 19% involves labour exploitation. The exact extent is
Human trafficking is the predominate issue in Russia, a Tier 3 country, with an estimated five to twelve million people trapped in sex and labor trafficking. Russia is the leading participant in arranged trafficking from importing and exporting women and children all around the world (United States). Without the resources available to overcome the sex trafficking epidemic, there are 150,000 women and 17,000 children or more relying on prostitution or other services in the sex workforce in order to survive (Tiurukanova 35). Due to the economic needs of women and children, they are forced into sex trafficking in order to survive, leading to the financial destruction of the government as it primarily focuses on increasing the country’s birthrate
It is mostly because of the unbearable economic situations and corruption in the country. Most of the people affected by trafficking are women and children. The high risk of trafficking is brought about by the current economic situation in the country, which makes it hard for women to get employment and provide for their families (Susan Freese 61). In the 1990s, many women and children were trafficked out of Russia and introduced to prostitution in Europe, North America, Saudi Arabia, and many other countries. Human trafficking is caused by many factors some of them being poverty, corruption in the Government, economic strains, and legal systems that are inefficient (Susan Freese 61).
As per the report of TIP from U.S department “domestic trafficking is the most signi9ficant problem in china.” and around twenty thousand victims are trafficked internally per year. China is designated as a source, destination, and transit country for children and women trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labour. Mostly trafficking occurs in the borders of china. Women from china has been trafficked out to many countries such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and north America. Some of the Chinese women are trafficked to aboard with false promises of legitimate and work only for sexual exploitation and forced into prostitution.
Slavery is broadly defined as a system of forced labor, bonded labor where the people are treated as property, and can be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement. However, as it has been outlawed, modern-day slavery is more elusive since most of the time it happens under the radar and out of sight. There are many horrible stories of abuse, but not all can be considered slavery. According to the CNN Freedom Project, slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away. On the other hand, in regard to human trafficking, it is defined in the U.N.
As I mentioned before, that human trafficking mostly happens in financially unstable countries. Improving the standard of living is the main reason why people become a victim. The citizens of developing countries usually are illiteracy, making them easy targets for the traffickers. With some good persuasive about how promising their live will be, it is easy for them to fall as their prey. As in my own country, Indonesia, they are more likely to be seduced by the criminals for the easy money sweet promises.