Human trafficking has been a major global issue since the 1400s, from ancient Greek to the romans and up until now. Every year thousands of humans have been taken from their countries and shipped to another country. Humans have been kidnapped from their own countries and smuggled across international borders. The way traffickers get humans to agree to trafficking is, the use of violence, threats, deception, debt bondage and other manipulative tactics. They take and sale these people for either sexual purposes, forced labor for little to no pay, forced marriage, organs or tissues, commercial sexual exploitation, and etc..
For every year, traffickers involve more than a million children in the sex trades .This prevalent form of trafficking affects every region in the world, either as a source, transit or destination country. Women and children from developing countries, and from vulnerable parts of society in developed countries, are lured by promises of decent employment into leaving their homes and travelling to what they consider will be a better life. Victims are often provided with false travel documents and an organized network is used to transport them to the destination country, where they find themselves forced into sexual slavery and held in inhumane conditions and constant
Comfort Women in China during World War II World War II was one of the most brutal and destructive wars of all time. Millions of lives were lost, and countless lives were taken by means other than death. Hundreds of thousands Asian women were forced into sex slavery during World War II by the Japanese military. Many were coerced with promises of factory jobs and expensive gifts; however, other women were kidnapped off the streets or sold by their families as teenagers. The women suffered inhumane treatment and often were killed from repeated sexual abuse or abortions.
In April 2014, Boko Haram drew international headlines when they abducted more than 276 girls from their school in Chibok, a town in Borno state. Following this cruel act, the group sent out a statement saying it would treat the abducted girls as slaves, rape them and marry them off. This statement is a reference to an ancient Islamic belief that women captured in conflict are considered war reward. The abduction of these girls led to the global campaign that has come to be known by the hash tag #BringBackOurGirls. This movement is still prevailing today because not all of the abducted girls have been found and reunited with their families.
Human trafficking can be defined as “forcing, coercing, or tricking people into being transported within or to another country for purposes of exploitation” (CITE). Sex trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking for women and children. Sex trafficking is a preventable issue that not only affects the women and children being trafficked, but it affects the entire world. Human trafficking can be considered modern day slavery. Sex trafficking began in 1840 with prostitution rings.
The worst countries for human trafficking, Robert Grimmnick says "Among the people who are trafficked out of the country, 55 percent are adults, 26 percent are young girls, and 19 percent are young boys" (Grimmnick). It is not just young teenage girls that end up in this dreadful situation, Young men and adults, can as well. One of the ten countries would be Venezuela because usually the people they get from there are lured for high price jobs that they are offered. Some girls get tricked into sexual slavery. According to the article "Child Trafficking" on Soroptimist.org "Some are lured with offers of legitimate and legal work as shop assistants or waitresses, others are promised marriage, educational opportunities and a better life.
Human trafficking in Mexico (Intro) One in every six runaway is forced into human trafficking. About twenty million innocent people, are enslaved all across the world to this day. This international business is called human trafficking. Human trafficking is the buying, selling, transporting, or unsanctioned using of any persons. Developing for many years, the illegal circle has expanded overseas, and has become an income necessity for some foreign countries.
Many locals are scared for their children’s safety after all these trafficking cases have occurred by their homes. Are we doing enough to prevent human trafficking in the local area? Almost 300,000 people every year are forced into the sex trafficking trade system. Most of all the people forced into the trade system are girls between the age of 12-18. These people are being imprisoned for usage of their body, for the joy of others with the highest price.
Sex trafficking of women is a complicated situation with many causes that affect women's decisions to work abroad. One of the many reasons would be a desperate economic situation. Women may become victims of trafficking when they run away from home or when they don't have other options than get into prostitution. Such as Ms. Roberta case, she was was kidnapped by a group of men in La Paz, El Salvador who sexually abused her and forced her into prostitution for two years. She escaped and fled to the U.S. and a social worker trained in child trafficking protection, identified her as a trafficking survivor.
Michelle Knight was not looked for when she disappeared. This angered Castro and he played mind games with Michelle telling her that no one even wanted her. She had several pregnancies while in captive, and all ended in brutal beatings so that she miscarried(Brown and McLaughlin). She was a small girl who looked younger than her actual age. This is what made Castro kidnap her; however, he was upset to find out her real age later (Berry and DeJesus168).