End It Now Sex Trafficking: The illegal business of recruiting, harboring, transporting, obtaining, or providing a person and especially a minor for the purpose of sex. Sex trafficking is a hard core reality that is hitting many of our neighborhoods and it doesn’t discriminate against or target race, gender, or age, nor does it respect law or moral judgement. The best way to fight it is to educate yourself on the realities of the industry and learn how to educate your child so that they are aware of the manipulation tactics that traffickers will use to recruit them. The traffickers (pimps), target vulnerability and this is something that every child has, vulnerabilities.
What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the illegal practice of procuring or trading in human beings for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or other forms of exploitation. Human trafficking is the crime of buying and selling people, or making money from work they are forced to do, such as sex work. Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or the abuse of power or a position of vulnerability, or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
According to the Blue Campaign, human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It also goes against the 13th amendment which bans slavery or involuntary servitude in the United States. Although the internet and commercials on television have information on human trafficking, it is not receiving as much publicity and national attention as it should. Attention needs to be drawn to the risks of those involved in human trafficking. The government needs to create and promote programs to ensure its people that human trafficking is a critical human rights issue in the 21st century.
While both pieces bring to light the issue of human trafficking, Noy Thrupkaew brings to light the true realities of human trafficking: forced labor, captivity, and poor working conditions. Historically, there is no denying that there has
• Background: 0 4 8 12 16 Human trafficking occurs when sexual services are acquired from someone through transporting and keeping them by threatening or forcing them which includes abduction, fraud, deception, and abuse of power for the purpose of selfish utilization, this follows. The trafficked persons are exploited and this includes, at the least, the exploitation of prostitution, servitude or practices similar to servitude, forced labour, confinement and the removal of organs from their bodies, the above is maintained by du Preez & Simmonds (2013:103). Human trafficking is said to be modern day slavery. It is against human rights in most countries.
The United Nations’ Convention held in 1949, stated prostitution to be “incompatible with human dignity”. According to the Oxford Dictionary, prostitution is defined as "The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment." Often referred to as the “oldest profession” in the world, prostitution has become a burning issue in today’s world. The ongoing debate on whether to legalize, criminalize or decriminalize prostitution seems to be quite unresolvable. This paper investigates the negative impacts of legalizing prostitution such as 1) encouragement of prostitution, 2) increase in the incidence of human trafficking and 3) exposure of prostitutes to severe harm such as drug abuse, infection from sexually transmitted diseases and violence, which clearly supports the fact that prostitution should not be legalized.
Kara primarily focuses on sex trafficking, and shows how the term leads to confusions since policy makers only take into account “movement” and not “exploitation” (p.4). She explicitly agrees with the fact that “trafficking is not about movement it’s about slavery” (p.4) but she however fails to acknowledge how some girls in this situation gave their consent, knowing the implications, to make ends meet. To fill in this gap, M. G. Grant wrote an interesting book about “the work of sex work” and her analysis complete S. Kara’s, offering another viewpoint on how women get influenced and are “stuck” in their positions not knowing that they could actually be rescued, motivated by the same outcomes echoed in K. Bales analysis: fear and
Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking is considered as modern-day slavery and violates various human rights where the government provides inadequate and inappropriate response to such issues (Anti-Slavery International, 2002, P.1). Human trafficking violates human rights of women and children but the most common one is sex trafficking (Sigma Huda, 2006, P.24). Sex trafficking is part of a patriarchal system making violence against women and girls extremely profitable, targeting women and girls experiencing poverty, discrimination and violence and eventually traumatized, impaired and impoverished them.
The legal and non-legal responses to the contemporary issue of human trafficking and slavery (HTS) are effective to a certain extent, but is increasingly being questioned. Human trafficking (HT) is the commercial trade or trafficking in human beings for the purpose of some form of slavery, usually involving recruiting, transporting or obtaining a person by force, coercion or deceptive means. Slavery involves a form of forced or bonded labour, with or without pay, under threat of violence. The United Nations (UN) outlines the ban on slavery and torture under Articles 3 and 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), stating that “no one shall be held in slavery or servitude or be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading
Department of States an estimated 20.9 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world. Even thought the United States provides programs to help victims of human trafficking, the victims are not familiar with these programs. It often takes them about a year or more to receive help because they are uneducated. The United States has the goal to achieve global awareness of human trafficking, but it is a difficult task. For example countries like Algeria denied sex trafficking despite evidence.
The situations that sex trafficking victims face vary dramatically. Many victims become romantically involved with someone who then forces or manipulates them into prostitution. Others are lured in with false promises of a job, such as modeling
Human Trafficking “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used” –Unknown Sex trafficking is described as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons; a threat, use of force, other forms of coercion of abduction of fraud, or of a position of vulnerability receiving payments to achieve the consent of a person having control of another (SVAW). Traffickers try to compel adult’s even children to participate in sexual acts against their will. This not only exists in the United States but globally.
Human trafficking is a heartless and inhumane treatment of our fellow humans in this life’s journey. There are many different perspectives and definitions for human trafficking because there are many different organizations and groups that are interested in this unfortunate occurrence. However, human trafficking, according to the United Nations trafficking protocol (2001:2), is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat of use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, or fraud, of deceptions, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability, or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person,
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