Sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. It is one of the biggest lies in society (Farley et., 2014). The Vanderbilt Law Review indicates that the majority of prostitutes do not enter the prostitution lifestyle on their own free will choice, but instead becomes a prostitute due to a variety of vulnerabilities that both pimps and traffickers exploit. This explains why young women get blindsided and think they are becoming a prostitute when in reality they are a sex trafficking victim (Elrod 2015).
As we speak right now, someone across the world is being forced into labor or sexual interactions. Men are the minority in this case and not forced into this as much as women and children. Most of those children are girls of ages from eight to fourteen starting in this business. I highly doubt any of you know that human trafficking, the modern day slavery is worse today than it was during the Atlantic Slave Trade in the 1500’s. Human Trafficking is where traffickers forcefully control victims to make them engage in sex or labor against their will (Bales 1). There are about 21 million people trafficked around the world. Children trafficking; 5.5 million of that (UNICEF USA 1). Trafficking isn’t just prostitution as most believe. It’s pornography,
Human trafficking is a hot button issue in today’s society, and their are quite a few myths about the said topic. Many first world country citizens believe these myths to be true, but not in the case of David Feingold, the author of “Human Trafficking”. Feingold argues against most of the most common myths in the trafficking industry. Feingold’s main goals are to display to the Feingold reader the common misconceptions and prove them wrong with textual evidence. The author is also trying to plead his case to ignorant or citizens who have little to no knowledge of the human trafficking issue. The article, “Human Trafficking” provides an excellent
Is human trafficking a gender issue? If indeed so, anti-trafficking and gender-related initiatives need occur that help eradicate the gender-based consequences of human trafficking. This draws attention to the people targeted by human trafficking and anti-trafficking parties of the government to look closely at the gender aspects of human trafficking in globalization. Sex slavery is the main area of gender-based issues. 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. It is a fact that women are at higher risk with human slavery. Duong focuses on Vietnam, a ‘hot point’ of human trafficking in some regions. Over ten thousand women are missing from their homes within the last ten years, and most point to human trafficking. (Duong). As a Vietnamese woman and the dean of Gender and Development at Vietnamese Women’s Academy, Kim Anh Duong wants to shine a light on the issue of modern-day slavery. She makes sure to point out that human trafficking is a major issue all around the world, and not just the United States. 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.
Every year, millions of people are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. Most of this people are immigrants from developing communities, who are transported to developed communities that are more prosperous. Traffickers use immigrant’s workers unfamiliarity with the language, laws and customs as an advantage to manipulate or exploit them in their new environment . Traffickers sells them into involuntary servitude, where immigrants are force to work against their will in harsh working conditions. Labor trafficking has become an important issue to the U.S. presidencial race because illegal immigration has result in an increase of involuntary servitude in the United States. Also labor trafficking violates the
Human trafficking produces billions of dollars in profit every year, it is right behind drug trafficking as the most lucrative form of crime throughout the world. (DHS website). Victims of human trafficking rarely come forward due to the threats of murder, threats of killing their loved ones/friends, as well as having nowhere else to go because they have been ostracized from their own family and their “pimp” is their family. Another issue of why victims do not come forward is that they are afraid of law enforcement so they may go to jail, etc. (DHS website)
Patricia McCormick’s book Sold concerns the life of thirteen year old Lakshmi. At the beginning of the book we see Lakshmi in Nepal with her family, who are incredibly poor. To help support her family, Lakshmi grows cucumbers and tends to rice paddies. However, Lakshmi’s village is without rain for more than sixty days, causing Lakshmi and her mom, Ama, to bring “water up to the rice paddy” (McCormick 20). When the rain finally arrives, it is in the form of a monsoon and it washes away all hope by flooding the rice paddy. To acquire money Lakshmi’s stepfather, a selfish and lazy man, sells Lakshmi to a woman who she is supposed to call Auntie Bimla. Bimla transports Lakshmi to India where she begins her life in a place called the Happiness
The United States prides itself in being “the land of the free” and the “land of opportunity,” yet this is not the case for the many victims of sex trafficking that reside in the U.S. Despite relatively strict legislation and visible media exposure of this crime against humanity, the United States continues to be a destination point for many victims of sex trafficking. Many Americans are surprised that this could happen here despite laws and organizations promoting awareness. A combination of American cultural attitudes toward the sex industry, both positive and negative, the ineffective enforcement of laws, and the high profitability for organized criminals are responsible for the persistence of sex trafficking to the United States.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is defined as a form of modern slavery, where victims are often either forced, coerced, or fooled by false promises for the purposes of labor or sexual exploitation (“Blue Campaign”). Human trafficking has continued to flourish in the 21st century. Men, women, and children are forced into situations synonymous with slavery across the world.
Human trafficking is one of the largest and most prevalent issues that affects all walks of life both domestically and internationally. Human trafficking is not only a horrendous crime but a major human rights violation, impacting public health. “Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery” . Human trafficking is the taking of a person with the intent to exploit them through, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery/servitude, or the removal of organs.
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
We are living in a world where one person has an absolute power over another. The groundless trade of human beings in today’s world shows a deteriorated state of affairs which confirms that the greatest moral challenge facing the globe today is human trafficking. It refers to illegal sale or trade of people for sexual abuse or forced labor through coercion or abducting people.