In an article entitled “Tessa’s Story: Human Trafficking in America,” Venus Rodriguez tells the story of Tessa, a seven year old girl who was raped by her father and survived by viewing her body as not a part of herself. When she was a teenager, she was befriended by a guy named Jared who flattered her, bought her gifts, and made her feel special. She had no idea he was a pimp and that she would soon be on the street selling her body. Jared would withhold food if she did not meet her quota. Jared would drug her; he even convinced her that nobody would want her. At one point, Jared had Tessa so drugged that he tattooed her neck with his name to make it known that she was his property (Rodriguez, 2-6). This is one of the many examples of human
Although numerous people are clearly not as knowledgeable on the problem of human trafficking and how seriously terrible it is, if more people got educated about it and all the problems that come with it and helped to take the initiative to stop it, we can severely decrease the percentage of its existence and make it obsolete. Human Trafficking is more than just one type of problem it consists of multiple things ranging from, illegals, children, sex trafficking, slave labor, and even organs being taken from others to be given to others illegally. In Houston, this plague is growing to a very significant amount.
But today there is a new form of slavery. This slavery is known as Sex slavery or Human Trafficking. This type of slavery is flourishing globally an even locally within the Unites States. Throughout this speech, I will be discussing the meaning of sex slavery, how it influences the Unites States and what
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the entire world and is considered modern day slavery. Almost 80% of trafficking is through sexual exploitation, which means that it primarily affects women and girls (UNODC, 2009). Victims are often tricked into the business through promise of work or a better life and sometimes just randomly stolen right from their homes. However, this is not just an issue overseas. Michigan is listed as the state with the second highest rates of human trafficking.
Organisations are being and have been set to aid in the fight against human trafficking such as the International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators which provides human trafficking training to law enforcement officers and prosecutors in order for them to have the skill of identifying victims, charge traffickers and successfully prosecute human trafficking cases. By recognizing the core problem and setting up programmes such as girl child education and awareness campaigns in countries against trafficking, communities are made aware of what to look for .Not leaving the issue in the shadows helps eliminate the threat since more people are informed about the complexity of the crime, especially girls, making them less vulnerable to traffickers. The majority of the trafficked victims are below the age of 18. Empowering them with this knowledge enables them to realize the potential of eliminating the international
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)
Patricia McCormick’s book Sold concerns the life of thirteen year old Lakshmi. At the beginning of the book we see Lakshmi in Nepal with her family, who are incredibly poor. To help support her family, Lakshmi grows cucumbers and tends to rice paddies. However, Lakshmi’s village is without rain for more than sixty days, causing Lakshmi and her mom, Ama, to bring “water up to the rice paddy” (McCormick 20). When the rain finally arrives, it is in the form of a monsoon and it washes away all hope by flooding the rice paddy. To acquire money Lakshmi’s stepfather, a selfish and lazy man, sells Lakshmi to a woman who she is supposed to call Auntie Bimla. Bimla transports Lakshmi to India where she begins her life in a place called the Happiness
This picture is a lot more than a poetic protest on media. It is the reality. In the 21st century, the average cost of a human is $90 globally. It’s sad but true; here in this world, people are forced into being slaves for a $150 billion criminal industry, a form of modern slavery: Human Trafficking. It’s a horrendous crime against humanity, that is not legal anywhere but happens everywhere. The media is an indispensable vehicle through visualizing the problem, educating and mobilizing people and building a hope for us to come together and end this crime forever.
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.
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
We are living in a world where one person has an absolute power over another. The groundless trade of human beings in today’s world shows a deteriorated state of affairs which confirms that the greatest moral challenge facing the globe today is human trafficking. It refers to illegal sale or trade of people for sexual abuse or forced labor through coercion or abducting people.