Ethical Issues Of Human Trafficking In The 21st Century

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We live in the world that has accepted man’s control over one another. The enslavement of human beings in the 21 century reflects a degenerate state of affairs which confirms that the greatest ethical challenge facing the globe today is human trafficking. Human trafficking involves the use of human deception to exploit the vulnerable through forceful stripping of their dignity and self worth. It portrays a contrasting picture of inequality among equals with regard to the right of every individual over his or her life Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that express in the form of sex trafficking, bonded labor and organ trafficking, poverty lies at the heart of human trafficking. In sex trafficking, women and children are merely reduced…show more content…
Sometimes parents, desperate to repay their debts, sell their girls to brothel owners in return for a paltry sum. This is particularly seen in the 'Dalit ' or untouchable community in India. In Belize, school-aged minors are forced by their own parents to provide sexual favors to wealthy older men called sugar-daddies, in exchange for school fees. Daughters in Afghanistan are sold as brides to repay the opium debts of their fathers. As the world progresses, often the gift of parenthood is sold out. The most brutal form of sex trafficking is the commercial exploitation of children. Sadists feed on the popular belief that having sex with a virgin would cure them of sexually transmitted diseases. Little girls are raped and tortured to such an extent that their reproductive system is permanently damaged depriving them of their natural right to motherhood. The incidents of sexual exploitation among young boys are seldom heard of because of the complete failure on our part to acknowledge its existence which is further fuelled by the gender-biased assumption that there can never be male…show more content…
The textile mills in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India, They have a modern kind of slavery in the form of Sumangali scheme, whereas daughters of low caste families unknowingly put to bondage in return for a wedding advance. As the journey towards wedding bliss turns out to be a torturous one, one cannot help but marvel at how exploiters have left no stone unturned in their mission to take advantage of the needy. The condition of domestic servants, including children, is horrible, as they are made to work for hours, with minimal food and routinely subject to physical abuse. Foreign domestic workers, especially in the Middle East, are constantly intimidated by powerful brokers and face several legal and financial hurdles if they dare to escape from their employers. One of the awful thing is forced child labour seen in mining, beedi(Indian cigarette), silk, and carpet industries of India. Children are easy mark and can be easily threatened or manipulated. In war countries, children are kidnapped and made to join military. These child soldiers are robbed of their childhood and are transformed into animals, and are brain washed into believing
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