SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING Task 1- The issue • Slavery refers to when people are forced into circumstances against their will. Men, women and children all around the world are taken advantaged of for a wide range of purposes. These include forced labor, sexual exploitation, domestic enslavement and forced soldiers. Human trafficking is the action of illegally recruiting, transporting a person(s) from one place to another and the trade of humans for the purpose of slavery. This process of human trafficking involves coercion, force, fraud, deceit.
“Human trafficking is the 3rd most committed crime world wide”(Yun). Obviously that means this crime is being committed all over the place. Also so many people are being exploited by this crime because these people are forced and that is a crime that’s committed so there are so many people suffering from this. Like seriously why we focus all of our attention to the cartels and illegal drugs but human trafficking is also a very widespread crime and nothing is being done about it.But with it being a widely committed crime there aren’t many people being held responsible for it. “Only 5 prosecutions in the United States for sex trafficking last year”(Kieran).
There are an estimated twenty- seven million adults and thirteen million children who are involved with sex trafficking and roughly two thousand five hundred trafficking victims are believed to still be drifting at sea. Victims are usually beaten, ill treated, drugged, raped and prostituted, but nothing is being done. In the Sex trafficking industry females make up fifty- five percent, males make up forty- five percent, and of those percentages children make up fifty percent. Roughly estimated one point two million children are trafficked every year. When a child or new victim is just starting the traffickers often train the girls themselves by, raping them and teaching them sex acts.
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).
Human trafficking is defined as an illegal transportation of individuals that involves kidnapping, sexual violence, and coercion. In addition, it’s a modern-day form of slavery that violates human rights and can sentence an individual for up to 20 years in prison. There are many forms of human trafficking. Typically, they consist of illegal businesses based on forced labor and sexual slavery. This billion dollar illegal business has affected millions of lives across the globe.
13. Human trafficking is the only area of transnational crime, in which women are significantly represented as victims. As perpetrators, and as activists fighting this crime. 14. Belgium, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Thailand, turkey, and the U.S are ranked very high as destination countries for trafficked victims.
Human trafficking, or trafficking in persons (TIP) or modern day slavery, is a heinous and widespread crime occurring around the world in nearly every society. Most people often thought slavery was part of the past; however, human slavery is part of our current society and has been an on-going issue around the world. Human trafficking is a type of slavery that involves forced or bonded labour, sexual servitude, child labour, or involuntary servitude all over the world. It is important to note that sex trafficking contributes to more than half of human trafficking and most of these victims are women and young girls. This modern day slavery can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime (Ton, 2012).This literature review of documents and reports
Others are bought and sold through hidden means, such as through the internet, as models, escorts, and brides . Kevin Bales, a leading expert on slavery and human trafficking, defines human trafficking as "Trafficking in persons is one of the means by which people or organizations bring people into, and maintain them in, slavery and forced labor. Human trafficking is not a condition or result of a process, but the process of enslavement itself. " Human Trafficking violates political and civil rights which also includes the right to be free from slavery like practices and degrading and cruel treatment. Slavery and Prostitution in
INTRODUCTION Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. The connotation that one has of the word, “slavery”, is bleak and there is absolutely no positive connection to this word. Slavery has existed since time immemorial and its existence in the present day is still a thriving business. Slavery is defined as, “When one person completely controls another using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically and they cannot walk away”. Slavery though abolished in the 19th century, yet unfortunately it still exists in a modern-day form i.e., sexual exploitation, forced labour, bonded labour and organ trafficking.