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Persuasive Speech About Human Trafficking

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According to the Blue Campaign, human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It also goes against the 13th amendment which bans slavery or involuntary servitude in the United States. Although the internet and commercials on television have information on human trafficking, it is not receiving as much publicity and national attention as it should. Attention needs to be drawn to the risks of those involved in human trafficking. The government needs to create and promote programs to ensure its people that human trafficking is a critical human rights issue in the 21st century. Human trafficking by definition is a hidden crime because most people are uneducated and unaware of it; however, the general public’s social awareness of this modern day slavery could lead to action being taken to prevent it. According to Free the Slaves, there are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today who are sold at about $90. 19 percent of human trafficking involves labor exploitation. This includes those working in domestic work, construction, agriculture, and commercial sex. 80 percent of human trafficking involves sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation takes women or children within national or across international borders for the purpose of forced sexual work (Soroptimist). This includes pornography, prostitution, and sex trafficking of women and children in exchange for goods or
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