Human Trafficking Is Inhumane

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Human trafficking is inhumane, atrocious and cruel. Most people set it aside, thinking that it’s not an issue that’s relevant today, however it’s become more relevant than ever before. The rise of sites like the dark web have enabled human trafficking more than anything. The prevalence of trafficking is startling; according to the International Labor Organization, there have been 21 million victims globally, with 55% being women and girls. Trafficking of humans is an ethical injustice that deserves the attention of the world. People don’t become a part of the trade through choice. The few victims who weren’t killed were molded into this horrific lifestyle. They become the person they feared; the trafficker. In order to lure someone in, a trafficker…show more content…
In the country Thailand, criminals abduct children and force them into the illegal prostitution business. China is another country where they kidnap women and force them into slavery or the sex trade. Human trafficking isn’t just used for sexual purposes, though. In India, children are taken and forced into slavery; the same thing happens in Bangladesh. Globally, there are about 21 million people forced into labour, and 4.5 million women and children are used for forced sexual crimes or prostitution. Organizations like the Polaris Project, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Human Rights First have done great work in the fight against human trafficking. The Polaris Project is “a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery.” The United Nations have made an effort to help countries create laws that will prevent the spread of human trafficking. They’ve been able to prosecute traffickers and protect…show more content…
If we can educate teens and children about human trafficking, we could potentially avoid thousands of victims. Another way that we could stop trafficking is by helping people understand the signs of human trafficking. There is a human trafficking hotline that will send assistance if you notice suspicious activity. The U.S Department of State recommends that modern-day slavery becomes part of our school curriculum. The more we learn about it, the less likely it is to happen. After all, more informed people are able to create more informed
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