Global Human Trafficking: The African Slave Trade

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The earliest form of global human trafficking began with the African slave trade. The American and European continents were involved as buyers, and the different African groups were both items of trade and middlemen, it was the first known international flow of human trafficking.
Women trafficking is one of the earliest forms of human trafficking. It is the trade and the procurement of females against their will , most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation(forced prostitution) for the trafficker or other parties. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage , or using the traded individual for the extraction of organs or tissues by force. Women trafficking may …show more content…

Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, malaria, and pneumonia may be more prevalent among sex trafficking victims as a result of unsanitary and dangerous housing conditions, use of needles, and inadequate access to health care.
In addition to the physical torture , the victims face moderate to severe psychological trauma from daily mental, emotional, and psychological abuse and torture. They experience feelings of helplessness, shame, humiliation, distrust, self-hatred, disbelief, denial, suicidal thoughts, disorientation, confusion, phobias , post-traumatic stress disorder which develops when someone encounters a scary or dangerous event ' and with that, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Many victims turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and their feelings. It's like fighting fire with fire ; and all they're getting is being …show more content…

The first step is to eliminate gender discrimination and the curbing the demand for commercial sex. It is critical to implement legal safeguards for women and girls to eliminate poverty and create greater possibilities for non-exploitative options for females. Gender inequality and discriminatory views trap women in an endless loophole of tough decisions. Factors like the lack of access to resources, such as housing, land, property, and inheritance, and the cycles of sexual violence and assault exposes them to prostitution and trafficking.
Demand boosts sex trafficking and commercial sex ; Demanders and buyers should be held accountable and punished in order to comprehend this phenomenon. For example , Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have effectively addressed the demand for commercial sex and sex trafficking by decriminalizing prostituted persons, and criminalizing those who purchase sex. As a result, street prostitution and sex trafficking have decreased. Neglect of the demand or the legalizing of commercial sex have increased prostitution and led to increasing numbers of trafficked women and girls to fulfill a flow of international sex tourists as well as increased demand

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