The United States abolished slavery in 1865, the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction" (The United States Constitution). We never thought that over one-hundred years later there would be a new form of slavery that has affected so many people around the globe. Human trafficking is another name for modern-day slavery, where the victims involved are forced, coerced and deceived into labor and sexual exploitation. Most human trafficking victims are forced into the trade by the false promises made regarding job opportunities. Many women from third world countries are lured into this trade with the bait of false marriages or false jobs. Many of the victims are forced with violence or indirectly with psychological blackmail into the sex trade. Human trafficking is the worst form of abuse that can be inflicted on an individual. A trafficked human being suffers from mental, and physical abuse, leaving them with lifelong mental illnesses. Many women dream of a better life and are willing to travel across the globe to better their lives. What they never imagined is to be forced into the sex trade, and their promises to have a better life is now shattered. Human trafficking is a $30 to $45 billion industry annually, one of the most profitable businesses in the United States, and around the world. Human trafficking affects about 19 million people.
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, the words alone are enough to send chills down my spine. Let alone children and sex trafficking, but what about children in America being used in sex trafficking rings. Now it should resonate within the hearts and minds of all Americans. This is not an issue that is across the border or across a sea. This is happening to 100,000 children in America, or more (Fang).
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)
Kenley Koop Mrs. Pace English 9-6 27 April 2023 Human Trafficking The debate in the video “Human Trafficking” more funding and government involvement for the projects they need to build a better end of human trafficking. In the video it interprets that human trafficking is being stopped by Ashton Kutcher’s team and himself by creating an app to stop the Dark Web that plays a huge part in human trafficking. Kutcher also talked about how hard it was to see little girls in that situation and not knowing what is going on. It was difficult for everyone except the guy doing it.
Human trafficking is one of the largest and most prevalent issues that affects all walks of life both domestically and internationally. Human trafficking is not only a horrendous crime but a major human rights violation, impacting public health. “Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery” . Human trafficking is the taking of a person with the intent to exploit them through, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery/servitude, or the removal of organs.
How does human trafficking affect the ones who are victimized? People who are victims of human trafficking have a very tough time after they have been rescued. Years after they get out of it, they still have to go to therapy frequently. Human Trafficking does a great deal on the victims in many ways, starting off with psychological to physical problems. They experience a various psychological problem, such as post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, suicidal thoughts, Stockholm Syndrome, and substance abuse.
Have you ever wondered what happens around you, or have you felt a feeling of danger, like you are being watched or followed? There are threats all around us that go unnoticed. We are so unaware of our surroundings that it costs us our lives, and maybe our children. A threat like this goes unnoticed most times, but it can bring so many horrific things when we are unaware of such a crime. Human Trafficking presents problems such as lack of awareness and survivors’ guilt; however, solutions like increased awareness and therapy.
Human trafficking as well as slave labor are not a joking matter. Each day humans like you and I are stripped from their houses. Some are set out to work with farms, others, in factories. Sex slaves are people, mostly women and children who are forced to do sexual acts with their predator. People are commanded, as well as being controlled to work either by being terrified, or fake love.
I had the opportunity to interview my good friend Andy Yarborough about his experience as a board member of Trafficking Hope Louisiana. Trafficking Hope Louisiana a nonprofit that provides two primary services. The first is to provide transitional, short, and long-term care for sex-trafficking victims. The other is to educate the public about human trafficking issues. At any given time, Trafficking Hope Louisiana serves five to fifteen women who are referred by Texas, Florida, and Louisiana state officials, as well as, Homeland Security.
With countries and multiple different organizations joining arms to try and fight against this global issue. Human Trafficking, the name itself is well known and it is no secret to the general public. “Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” (What is Human Trafficking?, Homeland Security, n.d.). Human trafficking is sometimes referred to as modern day slavery.
Human trafficking Reflection Introduction: 150 billion. Human tracking generates a profit of 150 billion dollars a year ( SlaveryFootprint ). Many people grew up knowing or were taught slavery ended in 1865 ( history.com staff). Pleasing as that sounds, slavery still exists as of to this day. This gruesome labor system is known as human tracking or modern day slavery.
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.
“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.