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.
Olivia G. Nifong Mrs. Gallos English 3 honors 25 March 2018 Sexual Human Trafficking Although it is illegal in the US, people are still trafficking others, and the rate of trafficking continues to rise. Sexual trafficking is a huge problem that needs to be stopped immediately and the statistics show that trafficking is going up more and more every single year. sexual trafficking is a trade of people from one country to another. It is usually done to sexually exploit someone and is usually illegal and without the victims consent.
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 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)
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. Human trafficking is being viewed as a form of modern day slavery. It is an act that subjects
In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, it 's estimated that there are 4.5 million victims of sex trafficking.”(End Slavery Now) Sex trafficking is a worldwide problem, but
This is why some people don 't know where their loved ones have gone because of meeting someone that they meet online and they got kidnapped. Some pros about stopping human trafficking is that the predator will go to jail and they will not be performing anymore crimes on the streets. Being put in jail for trafficking will automatically put them on the sex offenders list. This will limit their access to living near and working with children. The government has a database that stops these predators from talking to children on social
Sex work is not regulated and not treated the way it should be. Prostitution should be legalized. Although people believe that making prostitution illegal would minimize the possibility of exploitation, it actually forces the business ‘underground’ which causes more problems and doesn’t stop it from happening.
It occurs for three reasons prostitution, forced labor, and human organs. The majority of the victims of human trafficking are immigrants because traffickers use immigrant’s workers unfamiliarity with the language, laws and customs to manipulate them. From Algeria to New York City we can see similarities in the way involuntary servitude works. If we come together we can decrease human trafficking, and spread awareness about anti-trafficking programs that would help the world. Its our duty as citizens to acknowledge the problems that are affecting our society.
Slavery was abolished in 1865, and yet it is among one of the world’s greatest issues. Is there enough being done that sheds a light on human trafficking? Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, has always been prevalent since hundreds of years ago. Abolishing slavery did not eradicate the issue; it only made people sweep it under the rug. Alessandra Potenza points out that many people are living under modern forms of slavery today.
Numerous non-profit organizations were formed to fight the existence of trafficking and to provide help for it’s victims. In 2001, President Barack Obama declared January to be Human Trafficking Awareness month in order to raise more awareness of the problem and in turn, create better legislation that protects trafficking victims and prosecute traffickers. In 2013, the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking was created in order to compile a report on trafficking in the state and make recommendation to address the problem. This report was what jump started the 2014 legislative package. In March of 2015, it was reported that out of all 50 States, Michigan had the second highest rates of human
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
I. Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. II. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. III. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.