As we speak right now, someone across the world is being forced into labor or sexual interactions. Men are the minority in this case and not forced into this as much as women and children. Most of those children are girls of ages from eight to fourteen starting in this business. I highly doubt any of you know that human trafficking, the modern day slavery is worse today than it was during the Atlantic Slave Trade in the 1500’s. Human Trafficking is where traffickers forcefully control victims to make them engage in sex or labor against their will (Bales 1). There are about 21 million people trafficked around the world. Children trafficking; 5.5 million of that (UNICEF USA 1). Trafficking isn’t just prostitution as most believe. It’s pornography, …show more content…
Victims are often silenced and told that telling law enforcement will only create more of a problem for them because prostitution is against the law. In most cases, no one steps forward to get their traffickers in jail. The feeling most girls have is turning there pimp in, means turning themselves in. In other cases, many get attached to their pimp and develop dysfunctional relationships that make them scared to come out and tell law enforcement. “Traffickers also play into the narrative by telling victims, who are exploited for sex, theyĺl threaten to call the police and report them for prostitution if they push back” (Alvarez 2). Women are taken when walking on the streets alone, normally at night by pimps or gangs normally in big cities. This starts the delivery of these women. There taken to houses or abandoned buildings in areas they feel as if they can’t escape and are forced into prostitution. However, sometimes these women and young girls are able to escape. Then once found and rescued they’re asked multiple times, “Why didn 't you try to escape?”. It 's not that they didn’t want to, but they were mentally damaged and had Stockholm Syndrome, a survival strategy that enables the hostage to survive (Julich 2). It 's a traumatic bond that the victim feels towards their abuser and makes them stay because they’re under the impression this is the only person they’ll see and be able to …show more content…
As horrible as that sounds, the United States has there own cases to deal with in human trafficking. Big events are the easiest places to find vulnerable women and one place where everyone is loud (can’t hear someone scream), most adults are drinking (alcohol not soda), and its nationally broadcasted in the month of February is the largest even for trafficking. That event is the Super Bowl. Where thousands of people are inside a stadium screaming because it 's the biggest football game and they’re at the game hoping to get a chance to be on TV. During the super bowl in 2010, Miami was accounted to have over 10,000 prostitutes there. There were 133 arrests that night for sex with minors (Anderson 2). This was over 6 years ago, numbers are only getting bigger, as more cases are revealed as the years go on. This enormous sporting event makes it an ideal place for traffickers to make a lot of cash fast. “Anytime you have a large number of people gathering in one place, especially males, and it 's a party atmosphere, its prime ground for sex trafficking. (Anderson 2)”. Sex ads online increased 10 days surrounding the date of the Super Bowl. On websites they have an adult entertainment page and listings of “Super Bowl Specials” were there for men interested in women and escort services. The only way to end this and save innocent victims lives from being damaged is to not have a demand for these women and
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With this being said, it is clear that women and young girls are typically the most at risk when it comes to commercial sexual exploitation. In this category of trafficking, traffickers act as “pimps” and sell these women like prostitutes. These victims are made to perform sexual favors to make their captor or captors a profit. Most of these crimes go unseen and
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)
Myrtle Beach is an ideal vacation spot during all times of the year, especially during the summer months when school is out. One problem that can occur during these vacation periods is human trafficking. North and South Carolina are in the top 10 worst states for human/sex trafficking. This has been a problem for the past 10 years in these states. Many locals are scared for their children’s safety after all these trafficking cases have occurred by their homes.
Now after listing some of the official organization that are using technology to help end this form of slavery, I would like to list some of the ways we, in this modern age, can help end this grievous crime. It might be easy to hear the facts about human trafficking, but fall into the false idea that it is simply up to our government and other such groups to deal with this important issue, and this is simply not true, in our technology advanced day and age it is now easier than ever to help do our part to help end this horror. Anyone can and should join in the fight against human trafficking, we can do this by, learning the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for individuals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, educators, and federal employees, and many others. You can work with a local religious community or congregation to help stop trafficking by supporting a victim service provider or spreading awareness of human trafficking or encourage your local schools to partner with students and include modern slavery in their curricula.
Sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. It is one of the biggest lies in society (Farley et., 2014). The Vanderbilt Law Review indicates that the majority of prostitutes do not enter the prostitution lifestyle on their own free will choice, but instead becomes a prostitute due to a variety of vulnerabilities that both pimps and traffickers exploit. This explains why young women get blindsided and think they are becoming a prostitute when in reality they are a sex trafficking victim (Elrod 2015). When the United States made prostitution illegal, it did not change the mentality of the johns.
Prostitution is a widely recognized topic, anyone and anywhere can get involved into this line of work with just one thing, themselves. Do the men, women and children really have a choice whether or not they want to use their bodies to earn a living? Or are they forced by outside influences that make them have no other choice. Preliminary research covered numerous topics about prostitution; When the victims started and why they started was not uncovered by these findings. There have not been a sufficient interviews with these subjects to
In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, it 's estimated that there are 4.5 million victims of sex trafficking.”(End Slavery Now) Sex trafficking is a worldwide problem, but
Even if we instinctively struggle to admit its existence, we cannot turn our backs to those victims of trafficking. Governments do not talk about it and society doesn’t see. That’s where the media comes in. Human trafficking has become more visible by the help of the media. The media shows everything about this clandestine crime, that are hidden from view.
Some of the current US policy and legislation in use to combat human trafficking is the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, “which is the cornerstone in human trafficking legislation”, that helped in the efforts against human trafficking. The act combats trafficking
ABSTRACT Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This unjustified trade and exploitation of human beings in the 21st century reflects a sad state of affairs which confirms that the greatest ethical challenge facing the globe today is human trafficking. It portrays a contrasting picture of inequality among equals with regard to the right of every individual over his or her life, since trafficked victims are compelled to sell their inherent freedom. Their cry for help is drowned in the sea of constant oppression and general sense of apathy which has been continuing for centuries. Human trafficking can occur within a country
All around the world human trafficking exists and there needs to be a stop to it. Human Trafficking is a national problem because current laws are ineffective and therefore action needs to be taken to reduce the problem. Human Trafficking became our modern day slavery. Victims being forced into labor, being drug camels, and solicitation. Slavery has brought sadness to the world and yet aren’t realizing that the people being trafficked are becoming slaves.
Women and children trafficked into sex industries are often forced into activities such as prostitution and pornography. The basis of the sex trafficking trade is female victims and male perpetrators and the gender roles of victims and perpetrators value gender-focused strategies to combat sex trafficking (Busch-Armendariz, 2009). Sex trafficking. Sex trafficking receives a great deal of attention, trafficking for labour purposes is actually in greater demand (Gozdziak, 2008). Labour trafficking applies to men, women, boys and girls.
“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.
Majority of victims globally are girls and women, most of them are trafficked for the end goal of sexual exploitation. Traffickers mainly target females because they are excessively influenced by discrimination and poverty, elements that obstruct their approach to educational, employment opportunities and other resources. Maybe the most grounded factor is an urgent economic circumstance, which affects the accessibility of satisfactory employment in numerous nations for females more seriously than males. There is a suspicion that males are the perpetrators and females are the victims.