Human trafficking can be seen as many things, since it includes many subcategories. Human trafficking can be defined as the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. But does not exclude the many other reasons that human trafficking is used. When focusing on trafficking we need to understand it’s the act force or other forms of coercion and the beneficial aspects such as the giving or receiving of payments or benefits without consent from the person for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation does not only involve sex acts, but also includes forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs (UNDOC.)
Sexual trafficking abuses our God-given human rights. “Regardless of how women are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation, the terrible conditions under which they are generally forced to work violate their
In the United States, human trafficking has taken on different forms than what is normally thought of as human trafficking. It can range from a migrant laborer wanting to get a job to be able to support his family to survive who is then forced into manipulative work to a child running away to get away from abuse that is happening at home and the person that is helping the child get away from the abusive situation at home turns out to be exploiting him or her to make a profit (Farrell et al, 2014). According the International Labour Organization has estimated that 20.9 million people are involved in human trafficking in the whole world, with 1.5 million victims are in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. In 2011, there were 3,969 convictions worldwide, and there were only 151 convictions in the United States. There is belief that the reason why for the low convictions of human trafficking in the United States is because the new requirements of federal and state human trafficking laws are not being enforced, but others are saying that the numbers of human trafficking are overstated and that there are fewer victims than estimated. The low numbers of victims could also be a result of professionals not being able to identify human trafficking victims when they interact with the
is a destination point for victims, there are many possible global solutions to combat sex trafficking. Examining the reasons sex trafficking persists in a country built on the ideals of liberty and freedom can aid in creating successful solutions to solve the problem of human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking. The most common form of modern day slavery, sex trafficking is defined for the purposes of this paper as the “transportation of persons within or across boundaries by force, fraud, or deception for the purpose of sexual exploitation.” Sex trafficking is a lucrative industry, existing in all types of sex industries such as prostitution, pornography, massage parlors, and strip
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.
Many women dream of a better life and are willing to travel across the globe to better their lives. What they never imagined is to be forced into the sex trade, and their promises to have a better life is now shattered. Human trafficking is a $30 to $45 billion industry annually, one of the most profitable businesses in the United States, and around the world. Human trafficking affects about 19 million people.
Human trafficking can affect any person, anywhere at any time, yet leaves multiple groups at higher risk for human trafficking. Runaway/homeless youth, LGBT members, migrant workers, undocumented immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities, those who struggle with substance abuse, and others all tend to be at higher risk for becoming victims of human trafficking. In order for human trafficking to be classified as a crime it must fit the three elements of human trafficking. These three elements fall under Act, Means, and Purpose. Act explains what is happening, in this stage people are recruited, taken, possibly moved to another location, and received by other traffickers or those who wish to exploit them. Means is how the crime is done, means mostly consists of abduction, threats, manipulation, deception, force and the like. Purpose explains why it was committed which is the explicit intent to exploit the victim. The International Labor Organization reported that in 2017 approximately 24.9 million people were victims of human trafficking with around 81% of victims falling under the category of forced labor and 19% falling under the category of sexual exploitation. Out of the 24.9 million the demographics showed around 70% of women and girls were victims of trafficking and 30% of men and boys were victims of trafficking, with 75% being over the age of 18 and 25% being under the age of 18. Within the United States there are approximately 600-800,00 victims of trafficking according to the US State Department, with Asia-pacific region accounting for the largest amount of victims internationally. Human trafficking generates billions on earning, with 2014 statistics reporting that “Human trafficking earn profits of roughly 150 billion a year for traffickers” . While
It is the world’s fastest growing global crime that people are being bought, sold and smuggled for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, bonded labour and even organ sacrifice ending up with death. The most tragic fact is 26% of the victims that are sucked into trafficking are children. In this violation of human rights’ grave, where persons have a price tag, anyone can be a victim. Human trafficking doesn’t discriminate on age, gender, race or religion. It is happening to humans, just like
It might be easy to hear the facts about human trafficking, but fall into the false idea that it is simply up to our government and other such groups to deal with this important issue, and this is simply not true, in our technology advanced day and age it is now easier than ever to help do our part to help end this horror.
Human trafficking involves the use of human beings to exploit the vulnerable through forceful stripping of their dignity and self-worth. Every year millions of persons are trafficked both domestically and internationally in India. Trafficking in persons is estimated to be the fastest growing enterprise of the 21st century. This crime comes at an incalculable human cost and represents one of the most shameful facets of the modern world. Unsurprisingly, majority of the victims of human trafficking are women and children, the most marginalized segments of the society in the developing countries.
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
Our world is facing from many obstacles created by natural and manmade disasters which further results in problems in every country’s economy and social welfare of every person is jeopardized and one of the problems faced by majority of the nations of this world due to economic downfall is human trafficking. It is one of the most atrocious human rights infringements commonly
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything”-Albert Einstein
Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.