According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), “about 12 million Pakistani children are forced into child labor, especially in Punjab and the Northwest Frontier Province, in conditions of real slavery.” But why is trafficking such a large problem for my country? Well first you must know that around 25% of the population is below the poverty. This, combined with the high illiteracy rate, causes the parents to take some extreme and irrational measures. They are unable to support their children and traffickers are fully aware of this fact. The traffickers promise work for the children in rich families but after a specific sum of money has been paid, the traffickers exploit the children and treat them like slaves.
Sex Trafficking of Children Most children that are trafficked are runaways from home because of abuse (Child 1). Some children are victims of trafficking, in other words prostitution, by their family members. The family members prostitute their children for survival (Human 2). Children that are forced or persuaded into prostitution are brainwashed. The children or victims think it is the right thing to do to survive (Surprising 3).
While they are under the impression that they have nice domestic jobs, many of them are sold into slavery or forced to work in other hard conditions (Smith- Spark web). Children in these countries are also victims to forced labor. Reports have revealed that that a child in Iran can be sold for as little as $150. These children are often sold by their parents because the parents need money Children are subjected to hard labor such as begging, drug trafficking and even organ trafficking. They are also subjected to this labor as young as three years old (“Inside Iran: The industry of child trafficking”
3,886,565 children between 4-19 years are engaged in extreme and horrendous child slavery, which counts to 6/10 children only in Africa, estimated by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Could you ever imagine your four year old son is being send away from your beloved home, into a risky business of child slavery? In Africa; Guinea-Bissau and Ghana, this is very unexceptional, where modern slavery has soaked into their destitute culture. Parents are guaranteed into a musky trap of receiving strict religious education and annual compensations while marabouts traffic their kids into the aphotic life of slavery. Guinea-Bissau and Ghana are allocated among the world’s least developed nations, both countries entrust farming (52%) and fishing (38%) productions.
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a classic literary example of the moral justification of an immoral action having negative side effects, and cleverly bridges the often occurring theme of slavery in our world today, which is human trafficking. Human trafficking is defined as, “the illegal practice of procuring or trading in human beings for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or other forms of exploitation.” (Human Trafficking). Slavery was legal during the time period that “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was written. Huck escapes from his father, runs away and lands on Jackson Island where he finds Miss Watson’s runaway slave, Jim. They are exuberant in finding each other and Huck asks Jim how he came to be on the island.
It is to my belief that this disconnection forces them to feel neglected and isolated. I also believe that the disempowerment of a child forces them into being completely reliant on the perpetrator; which allows for easier manipulation. Herman’s novel supports the theory of manipulation into captivity. An example of this would be that terrorists abduct children and use factors such as, “terror, isolation, and enforced dependency” to manipulate them into being “willing victims” (Herman 83). The children become extremely dependent on the perpetrators, instinctively relying on their authority as adults.
Guatemalans began fleeing to the United States during the three and one-half-decade long Civil War (1960-1996), and today, child migration fueled by a desire to escape from violence is still very prevalent. Since 2012, child migration has been increasing, including a ninety percent increase between 2013 and 2014. Twenty-four percent of migrants are from Guatemala , a country that has one of the world’s top murder rates. Migration is very dangerous; many are injured, and gang-violence is common along the journey. In areas such as the Tierra Blanca, gangs kidnap people, demand money, and threaten death, and then pose as children’s relatives.
Katie Lane Mrs. Brooks English II Honors 24 November 2014 Solutions to the Global Controversy of Human Trafficking The crime of human trafficking indisputably extends to the farthest boundaries of the world, a transgression that occurs in the most advanced countries as well as the least advanced countries. Human trafficking is exploitation of the human body with more than twenty-seven million victims across the world. Trafficking victims may suffer from sexual as well as labor related exploitation, resulting in sexually transmitted diseases, physical abuse, and unwanted pregnancy. This is a conundrum that does not just affect the United States. While global organizations work specifically in this area of corruption to come up with temporary
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything”-Albert Einstein Human Trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour, organs removal, commercial sex exploitation and economic exploitation. Normally, trafficking is done by threat, compulsion, abduction, fraud, misleading, abuse of power, vulnerability, giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim .Trafficking in person is a serious crime and dignified violation of human rights . Most of people nowadays do not know that human slavery still exists; after it was abolished 150 years ago, its proven when there is an auction of young women intended for sexual slavery occurred publicly in Britain highly policed location and another auction even took place in front of a café at Greenwich Airport, Britain (News by BBC UK, 4 June 2006, 14.31 GMT). These crimes have been booming and become a global phenomenon when victims from at least 153 countries were detected in 124 countries worldwide between 2010 and 2012. Female hold the biggest percentage of victims and the remaining are men and children but recently the percentage of children in victims have been increasing to one third of the victims of human trafficking in the world.
The Time article states, “...so many of the Ugandan children abducted near their homes and schools...” (Laura Blue and Jonathan Woodward).This is important because this shows that children are being taken by other soldiers who want to manipulate the children for their military purposes. Also, children who have been apprehended at their schools are being taken without the parents knowledge. Once again, a summative article stated , “After being caught in the center of a vicious civil war in Sierra Leone, Ishmael was forced to become a child soldier” (Invisible Children).This proves that there may be people part of government and military groups who will pick up children wherever they notice them and make them become a child soldier. Therefore, child soldiers should be given amnesty because children have been forced into joining the