Theresa Flores’s “The Slave Across the Street,” is a personal anecdote whose main purpose is to make Americans aware of the reality of human trafficking being in the U.S. and in our neighborhoods. The book shows how even in seemingly good life situations, traffickers are able to pick out and victimize those that are vulnerable. This does not only happen in third world countries, or in inner city, low income housing. Human trafficking is apparent throughout the U.S., in all levels of socio-economic classes. By Flores telling her story, she achieves the purpose in showing a different side of human trafficking that most people do not realize it has.
Human trafficking is an advanced type of bondage including the illicit exchange of individuals for misuse or business pick up. Consistently, a huge number of men, ladies, and kids are trafficked in nations around the globe, including the United States. It is evaluated that human trafficking produces numerous billions of dollars of benefit every year, second just to medication trafficking as the most gainful type of transnational crime.
In just 21 years this fund has managed to support more than 460 projects in nearly 100 countries which have helped tens of thousands of human trafficking and slavery victims. Projects have established rescue centres for women and children of forced marriages, family reunification and reintegration; making it one of the most efficient and responsive non- legal efforts to protect the victims of human trafficking and slavery. However, is lacks financial funding; relying on the donations of governments and individuals.
Sex trafficking of women is a complicated situation with many causes that affect women's decisions to work abroad. One of the many reasons would be a desperate economic situation. Women may become victims of trafficking when they run away from home or when they don't have other options than get into prostitution. Such as Ms. Roberta case, she was was kidnapped by a group of men in La Paz, El Salvador who sexually abused her and forced her into prostitution for two years. She escaped and fled to the U.S. and a social worker trained in child trafficking protection, identified her as a trafficking survivor. The president of ‘’La Unidad de Trata de Personas’’ Smirna Salazar de Calles, says that the people in charge of kidnapping victims prefer more and more minor girls to sell them to their ‘’costumers’’. According to Salazar, the easiest way to mislead a girl is by offering the victim a future in a good job, but then, they will end up being
What I hope to aim for my audience is too see what these young girls went through and how they are lured into this not willing wanting to go. I went through and listen to lots of stories of woman who were taken when younger and how they were enslaved by these men who mentally controlled their thoughts. When I read about poor stories from overseas how parents where so desperate for money they sell their children it was heartbreaking, but those two young ladies today Keiu and Sara are now working with a group home building a future and hoping to help other victims. The purpose to give the audience a better understanding what human trafficking is and how it’s going on in our neighborhoods.
Department of State 2015 statistics for human trafficking show Colombia, Ghana, the Philippines, India, Malaysia, Russia, and Turkey are rated Tier 2, Tier 2 watchlist, or Tier 3, the worst among them being Russia (The Guardian). With this in mind, I plan to establish community coalitions that watch out for signs of human trafficking and assist victims. The U.S. Department of State identifies several indicators of human trafficking, such as “multiple people living in cramped space” and “answers that appear to be scripted or rehearsed”. These “red flags” can alert coalition members that action needs to be taken, as sometimes, it may not be immediately obvious that a person is a victim of human trafficking. Accordingly, if people become aware of the tragic situations around them, they can empathize and extend a helping hand to those in their own community. Support can be gathered for this movement through fundraising websites, and effective communication can be maintained through group messaging and text-alert systems. By implementing CCAEHT, people who thought they would never live beyond what trafficking robbed them of would finally have a chance for escape and
A woman, a man, a child is a human that wants to be free from this cruel agenda. We all have the same capacity, degree and level to feel pain and have the rights from being free from suffer, pain and torture. Victims of human trafficking are just human beings who could be like us, who would’ve become a good person and have the potential to do good deeds, if it wasn’t for Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking has caused too many humans to endure pain. It’s time that we take action. I believe that everyone of us can help these innocent people. Therefore this is why we should never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. I know that doing this is surely more difficult than simple talking. But there are ways to stop Human Trafficking, like Obama said “The change we seek will not come easy, but we can draw strength from the movements of the past. For we know that every life saved — in the words of that great Proclamation — is 'an act of justice'; worthy of 'the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favour of Almighty God.” Together WE CAN make a place where the world is purer and the angels are cleaner, a place where humans finally have freedom. Everyone here in this room, in this world have the power to do so. If WE are willing to just use our little yet powerful hands, mouth
STOP-IT is the Chicago chapter for Salvation Army, this program is fairly new which means no one has done a study. The UN Women’s Independent Evaluation Office conducted a study on a program called UN Women. Both programs, want to end human trafficking and want to help all victims. Their main emphasis is giving a safe home to live, therapy sessions, and giving food. In particular, they want to strengthen their services and spread awareness throughout the world. In the study, they looked at the incomes in different countries and chapters to see how it affected women, looked at the average income within the countries that have the most trafficking, and interviewed the people that help them. In specific countries, people do not make money they suffer and that is when traffickers prey. They offer to take them to
There are poor and desperate people that will go into the fraudulent employment that are the utmost collective input systems in the world of trafficking (The United States Agency for International Development). With poverty, most human trafficking victims are repeatedly persuaded with false promises of decent jobs and opportunities to live a better life (FAIRUS). For instance, women are manipulated with false jobs such as nanny, modeling, and talent jobs. Women tends to be the easier target because they face in status and opportunity which make susceptible to trafficking. Another purpose of human trafficking is prostitution of others, and sexual exploration. There are considered to be the most profitable forms of
Although an issue may not be obvious to the average eye, it is an issue nonetheless, and one that meets this qualification is sex-trafficking/pimp-trafficking in America. Sex-trafficking is essentially the recruitment, harboring, and obtaining of a person with the intention for commercial sex acts. The victims are dehumanized (majority are young girls, some young boys), treated like cattle, and have a high fatality rate. Unfortunately, prosecuting trafficking, can be difficult as victims are psychologically intimidated to act as witnesses and at times for those prosecuted as “pimps”, the jail time and fines are low compared to what is should be. This is an issue that Floridians should make an effort to stop, as Miami is among the top three
“Noy Thrupkaew: Human Trafficking is all Around You: This is how it Works” and “Slavery in the fields” both have a common theme. Both of these stories make the claim that human trafficking is widespread across a spectrum of industries and that consumers are fueling the problem. However, this subject is far more complicated than one can see. The first piece brings attention to the gruesome circumstances of human trafficking victims. The second piece is very loose in what it interprets as human trafficking. While both pieces bring to light the issue of human trafficking, Noy Thrupkaew brings to light the true realities of human trafficking: forced labor, captivity, and poor working conditions.
Bought and sold, consumed and exploited, demoralized and subjugated, human bodies, personhood, dignity and labor have become the most valuable, profitable and reusable products in the growing market of the modern day world. Having been traded and transferred within the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry, humans as merchandise have manufactured a 32 billion dollar industry. Despite the global reach of the human trafficking industry, which exploits at least 30 million people throughout the world, human trafficking continues its business through black market transactions, ill-equipped or ill-informed governments, and global inadequacies.
The world has gone through a lot of major events in the past. However, there is still darkness in the background that people are ignoring. Human trafficking needs to be talked about more. The lost souls of the people that who were taken, are still roaming. They deserve their justice. 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, 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
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. On top of that, trafficking of human is world 2nd most profitable criminal activity after drug trafficking according to report made by Ricky Martin Foundation, which is major donor to