What are the stats? Ark of hope for children reports there are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 victims of human trafficking being sold and traded off every year internationally. With 50% led to believe to be children.In the U.S alone there are an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 people trafficked every year ranging from adults to even infants. Since 2012 there have been about 20.9 victims of trafficking with 1.5 million being here in the U.S. It is such a successful industry making $32 billion in all 50 states.
“The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. 68% of them are trapped in forced labor. 26% of them are children. 55% are women and girls.”(Polaris) 20.9 million victims, all over the world, mostly female, and portion of them children. All these people, these humans, innocent people just like everybody else, are steadily being forced into slavery, some right now.
Nonetheless, in today 's figures "44% of victims are under the age of 18, and 80 % are under the age of 30. Every 107 seconds an American woman is a victim of sexual assault, and every year in America there are approximately 293,000 reported victims of sexual assaults. 68% of sexual assaults go unreported to the police, and 98% of rapists will never spend more than one day in jail or prison. What is also startling is, someone the victim knows commits approximately 4 out of 5 assaults, and 47% of the rapists are friends or
During the past few decades, millions more have cycled in and out of the system; indeed, nearly 70 percent of people released from prison are rearrested within three years” ( Alexander). Minorities are also much more likely to be arrested, experts estimate that at the rate of current trends 1 in 3 black men will be arrested in their lifetime compared to 1 in 17 white men (Hagler). The obvious disparities in these statistics reveal just how far deep racial discrimination runs in the criminal justice system. Minorities are discriminated against in every stage of their prosecution: from stop-and-frisk, to arrest, to sentencing and
Homeless women also experience multiple barriers to accessing health care and services that help reduce this type of behavior (Deering et al., p. 2, 2011). • Lifelong estimations of physical and sexual abuse among homeless women with mental health related problems ranging between 51 and 97 percent, leading many researchers to suggest that society perceives this abuse as a normal experience for homeless women (Bonugli et al., 2013). Homeless women bartering sex for money, cigarettes and/or drugs only allows society to stigmatize the women further. This stigma and victimization can lead to high numbers of depressed and suicidal women who are living with a mental illness while homeless (Deering et al., 2011). • The women in the study defined victimization as any clear act of physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual behavior perpetrated against the individual without consent, resulting in distress (Bonugli et al.,
Sex trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage are the three most common types of human trafficking occurring on a global scale. There are approximately 20-30 million slaves in the world today with approximately 600,000- 800,000 trafficked across international borders each year. Sex traffickers use violence, threats and lies to compel both adults and children to engage in sexual activities against their will. Forced labour is the most common form of human trafficking and refers to situations in which people are forced to work due to violence, accumulated debt or threats of denunciation to immigration. Debt bondage refers to a person’s pledge of labour for the repayment of their debt although the debt may be undefined or the duration
There are around 12.6 million children are engaged in hazardous occupations. Only 10% of human trafficking in India is international, while almost 90% is interstate. Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year of which 11000 remain untraced according to a report by the National Human Rights Commission of India. NGO’s estimate that 12,000-50,000 women and children are trafficked into the country annually from neighbouring states for the sex trade. Human trafficking has an immensely negative effect on the psychological, and mental state apart from the social status.
Forced labor is another reason for human trafficking, according to the international Labor Organization (ILO), victims of forced labor are more than 20 million, “Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor” (ILO). Victims usually get forced to work in prostitution especially women and young girls, migrants get bonded with debt and forced to work for little wages or nothing. According to the ILO, $150 million a year is the revenue of forced labor, “Forced labor in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year” (ILO), this number tells a fact of how big the human trafficking is. Sex trafficking is a modern slavery that traffics women and young girls to prostitution against their will. This industry has been
About 70 percent of those victims are women and girls, and 50 percent are minors. The most common form of trafficking is sexual exploitation, where 36-62% of 20.9 million people are forced into prostitution, sold as sex slaves, and forced into marriage.
These assaults often start small, a shove or grabbing your wrist, but over time it will become worst. Most likely with other abusive behaviors, like emotional and verbal abuse Psychological, emotional, and mental abuse which are linked together, the abuser uses emotional abuse to wither away their partners self-esteem and reduce their confidence to increase their reliant on the abuser. Tactics such as criticism, intimidation, isolating them from their family and friends to gain control over them(Lwa,2018). The last country, I chose is Saudi Arabia. Women were the victims in 45 % of domestic violence cases filed in the last year with the Ministry of Justice.