The National Association of Social Work created a code of ethics that guides social workers on what core values that they should uphold during work (NASW, 2008). When discussing social welfare policy’s, the NASW code of ethics can be applied to immigration due to social justice being one the core values. Social justice consists of fighting for rights for individuals who lack the access to resources. The immigrants that are discussed in the articles, have a lack of social justice due to the deportation. This is where social workers need to step in adjust the privileges and distributions within society. Illegal immigrants are becoming threatened and not thought of as equal because of the crimes or how they came into America. The thought process
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.
Human trafficking is defined as” the act where people are illegally transported from one country or area to another, basically for purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation”. Human trafficking is a serious crime and violation to human rights. Each year, thousands of people; men, women and children, fall into the hands of traffickers from within their own countries and abroad. This problem is widespread across nations irrespective of race. Many countries undergo this tragedy, and each country tackles the problem in different ways.
Slavery was abolished in 1865, and yet it is among one of the world’s greatest issues. Is there enough being done that sheds a light on human trafficking? Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, has always been prevalent since hundreds of years ago. Abolishing slavery did not eradicate the issue; it only made people sweep it under the rug. 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
STOP-IT is the Chicago chapter for Salvation Army, this program is fairly new which means no one has done a study. The UN Women’s Independent Evaluation Office conducted a study on a program called UN Women. Both programs, want to end human trafficking and want to help all victims. Their main emphasis is giving a safe home to live, therapy sessions, and giving food. In particular, they want to strengthen their services and spread awareness throughout the world. In the study, they looked at the incomes in different countries and chapters to see how it affected women, looked at the average income within the countries that have the most trafficking, and interviewed the people that help them. In specific countries, people do not make money they suffer and that is when traffickers prey. They offer to take them to
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)
As previously mentioned, anyone can be the prey of a trafficker, typically those who are in a vulnerable state. At only the age of fourteen, a woman named Holly Austin Smith had been taken into the sex trafficking trade. This was during the time period between the transition from middle
Human trafficking or also known as sex trafficking is an international problem that poses a universal threat to human refuge. For centuries, men, women and children around the globe have been captivated and dehumanized by the inhumanity of society (modern day slavery). Not often is human trafficking discussed or brought to awareness like other global issues such as wars in the Middle East or political institutionalism (prison confinement in the US). Human trafficking is a very sensitive, and vital international issue that must be commutated with the theories of constructivism.
Although an issue may not be obvious to the average eye, it is an issue nonetheless, and one that meets this qualification is sex-trafficking/pimp-trafficking in America. Sex-trafficking is essentially the recruitment, harboring, and obtaining of a person with the intention for commercial sex acts. The victims are dehumanized (majority are young girls, some young boys), treated like cattle, and have a high fatality rate. Unfortunately, prosecuting trafficking, can be difficult as victims are psychologically intimidated to act as witnesses and at times for those prosecuted as “pimps”, the jail time and fines are low compared to what is should be. This is an issue that Floridians should make an effort to stop, as Miami is among the top three
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.
People have a right to live their lives free and in a way that they desire. No one person should be oppressed by someone or fear for their safety because of another human being. However, many individuals of all races, genders and ages are not free. Up to 20.9 million people are enslaved around the world because of issue called human trafficking (Polaris Project, n.d.) Human trafficking is stated as “modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act” (Department of Homeland Security , n.d.). It is estimated that somewhere between 14,500 and 17,500 individuals are trafficked in the United States each and every year. This problem is increasing and is a basic violation against
The article “Ethics and Value Dilemmas in Social Work” is written by Suncica Dimitrijevska and Vladimir Ilievski, published by Polirom & Universitatea Bucureşti - Dept. de Sociologie is Asistenţă Socialăby 2016.The article talks about the ethics which a social worker needs to follow and the dilemmas which they face while they deal with the different cases in their day to day life. A social worker 's decision never gets influenced by the clients age, culture, psyche or psychological abilities. This article discusses about various topics like, ‘ethical dilemmas during client support, values and knowledge in social work, values dilemmas of the clients encountered by the social workers, areas of ethical dilemmas facing social work and steps for solving the ethical dilemmas’(Dimitrijoska, Ilievski- 2016, p.49).
It’s crazy to say that human trafficking exist and a lot of society don’t care because it never happen to them, their families or someone they know. We as human beings are wired to care about other people, however with time humanity has gone down and all people care is about them self’s or immediate families or friends. I can’t imagine what people that become part of this vicious cycle feel and what goes through their minds while being treated like garbage. When human trafficking happens it doesn’t just affect the person but everyone around them. Families are the first ones that will go through a rollercoaster of emotions because they know that human trafficking is evil and they never thought that it will happen to them.
Prostitution has a strong stigma surrounding it and the people involved but if a successful form of discourse opens up then society can provide a safer space for sex workers, “Stigma was originally conceived by E. Goffman as an interactional phenomenon that played out in social judgment and stereotype infused encounters between “normal” and stigmatized persons” (Bruckert and Hannem, 49). A stigma does not just fall on one group of people but on all those who do not fit the norm of American society. Society picks out the differences in one group of people and creates a false culture and identity leading to the generalization of that group of people. This all falls heavily on sex workers. The hatred of them stems from ignorance and a heavy belief
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