Human trafficking is a very rampant problem, and we should not reduce it with loose interpretations of what constitutes it. Nov Tramka’s piece did not diminish this topic, but actually empowered its victims by recognizing the tragedies that they
One crucial component in labour trafficking is migration. Industries that demand cheap labour, such as agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing and construction, encourage migration of unskilled workers. In the absence of standards to protect their human rights, migrants become particularly vulnerable to
Alessandra Potenza points out that many people are living under modern forms of slavery today. There are many forms in which human trafficking comes, resulting in a variety of slaves. The most widely known would be sex trafficking, while domestic slaves and forced labor are less recognized. Potenza claims modern-day slavery is more common to the lower class, since those surrounded by poverty do not have
“The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. 68% of them are trapped in forced labor. 26% of them are children. 55% are women and girls.”(Polaris) 20.9 million victims, all over the world, mostly female, and portion of them children. All these people, these humans, innocent people just like everybody else, are steadily being forced into slavery, some right now.
“Human trafficking is the 3rd most committed crime world wide”(Yun). Obviously that means this crime is being committed all over the place. Also so many people are being exploited by this crime because these people are forced and that is a crime that’s committed so there are so many people suffering from this. Like seriously why we focus all of our attention to the cartels and illegal drugs but human trafficking is also a very widespread crime and nothing is being done about it.But with it being a widely committed crime there aren’t many people being held responsible for it. “Only 5 prosecutions in the United States for sex trafficking last year”(Kieran).
THE IMPACT OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Human trafficking today is a global phenomenon, affecting men, women and children in over 130 countries of the world. Trafficking is a crime against individuals. As such, the consequences are most directly felt by trafficked persons. As well documented, trafficking activities contravene fundamental human rights, denying people basic and broadly accepted individual freedoms. Trafficking also has broad economic, social and cultural consequences.
(4) People are trafficked through a variety of ways such as abduction, false job advertisements and even recruiters befriending the victims only to deceive them into human trafficking. (5) According to estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labour exploitation. The other 1% is a variety of other exploitation. (6) Most victims are from poorer continents such as Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe .Victims are usually trafficked from these regions into more developed countries, mainly the USA, Western Europe, and Japan, also Australia although it’s on a smaller scale. Internal trafficking within these
I’m here to urge you to do a small part in putting a stop to human trafficking. The most alarming statistic is that there are 10 000 child prostitutes in Johannesburg; yes that’s where we live! A victim of human trafficking’s life expectancy is only five years, so equal to your high school career. Sadly some don’t even last three years. The organisation I work for - ‘Red Light SA’ has its head office in Durban.
This problem is widespread across nations irrespective of race. Many countries undergo this tragedy, and each country tackles the problem in different ways. The UN Global Report on Trafficking in Persons states that the organized crime is majorly carried out by males who make up 90% of prisons population of countries. Human trafficking is supported by various causes preying on vulnerable situations that people are undergoing.
Infiltration also adds to this continually increasing problem of trafficking. 3.1 Reason of trafficking: (i) Poverty, (ii) Illiteracy, (iii) Lack of employment, (iv) Gender discrimination, (v) Domestic violence, (vi) Child marriage, (vii) Dowry system, (viii) Social condition, (ix) Lack of Administrative function, (x) Sex tourism