In the journal Human Trafficking Center it states ninety-eight percent woman are affected and two percent men are affected (“About the Problem”). Many are affected by sex trafficking no matter their sexuality, age, or nationality. In some cases, the traffickers have experiences with each other of those being taken advantage of. The article, "About the Problem" actually states, "In many cases, traffickers are related to or are close acquaintances of those they are exploiting.” This, in my opinion, can help people who are trying to find someone being trafficked or someone about to stop it and help them. Hundreds and thousands are affected all over the world by sex trafficking.
“Human trafficking is the 3rd most committed crime world wide”(Yun). Obviously that means this crime is being committed all over the place. Also so many people are being exploited by this crime because these people are forced and that is a crime that’s committed so there are so many people suffering from this. Like seriously why we focus all of our attention to the cartels and illegal drugs but human trafficking is also a very widespread crime and nothing is being done about it.But with it being a widely committed crime there aren’t many people being held responsible for it. “Only 5 prosecutions in the United States for sex trafficking last year”(Kieran).
(3) According to the International Labour organisation human trafficking generates a rough estimate of R 408715980000 (31.6 Billion dollars) illicit profit worldwide. Human Trafficking defies human rights of the victims such as a right to an education, a right to freedom, and access to health services. These are just a few in a long line of rights that have been denied to the victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking affects the world and the population in psychological, economic, health, and societal ways as seen above. (4) People are trafficked through a variety of ways such as abduction, false job advertisements and even recruiters befriending the victims only to deceive them into human trafficking.
The government needs to create and promote programs to ensure its people that human trafficking is a critical human rights issue in the 21st century. Human trafficking by definition is a hidden crime because most people are uneducated and unaware of it; however, the general public’s social awareness of this modern day slavery could lead to action being taken to prevent it. According to Free the Slaves, there are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today who are sold at about $90. 19 percent of human trafficking involves labor exploitation. This includes those working in domestic work, construction, agriculture, and commercial sex.
It is mostly because of the unbearable economic situations and corruption in the country. Most of the people affected by trafficking are women and children. The high risk of trafficking is brought about by the current economic situation in the country, which makes it hard for women to get employment and provide for their families (Susan Freese 61). In the 1990s, many women and children were trafficked out of Russia and introduced to prostitution in Europe, North America, Saudi Arabia, and many other countries. Human trafficking is caused by many factors some of them being poverty, corruption in the Government, economic strains, and legal systems that are inefficient (Susan Freese 61).
The policies in place are aimed at protecting the individuals most vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking and assist them as they escape or are rescued from the industry. The U.S. government believes it is mostly women and children who are impacted the most by human trafficking. This is true in the sense that women and children are most easily coerced or forced into areas of trafficking. It is also important to know that the sex exploitation hits the hardest for women and children because the age wanted in the sex trade and sex work is continuing to get lower and lower, and the cultural norm of
Human Rights Approach to Transnational Human Trafficking 1. Introduction Human trafficking is a complex issue that affects nearly every part of the world, with human trafficking organizations particularly prominent in Asia, former Soviet countries, Mexico, Balkans and Nigeria. A recent CNN report about the sale of African migrants as slaves in Libya has thrust human trafficking back into the limelight of public discourse, inciting outrage, protests and international condemnation. Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms
Traffickers often target women and children who are poor and unemployed. They are exploited sexually and made to do manual labor. Many countries have made laws and initiatives over the last century to help combat this awful act. Some say these initiatives are not working, but they actually are. Initiatives against human trafficking are proving effective because trained citizens know how to identify a trafficker or victim and traffickers can’t hide from the law as easily.
Human Rights: Human Trafficking Human trafficking can be defined as the practice of enlisting, transporting, or sheltering individuals forcefully through coercive and deceptive methods. It is important to note that a majority of people mainly focus on sexual trafficking while it also includes activities ranging from ownership of slaves to the importation of cheap labor. In fact, in his study, Weitzer acknowledges that, “What gets sidelined in the focus on sex trafficking is labor trafficking-in agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, mining, and domestic service” (8). Human trafficking happens everyday. People are abused physically, mentally, and treated as objects.
Belgium, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Thailand, turkey, and the U.S are ranked very high as destination countries for trafficked victims. 15. Sex traffickers use a variety of ways to “condition” their victims, including subjecting them to starvation, rape, gang rape, physical abuse. Beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim and victim’s family, forced drug use, and
The third story we saw was the awful working conditions children in other countries are put through. In Kenya children work for hours picking coffee beans that often burn their skin. For the reason being that America does not regulate overseas production 60 percent of the products we buy are produced by child labors. Another impacting story we saw was the story of one child soldier. The girl was kidnaped from school when a rebel group raided the school and kidnapped many young
In the previous paragraph, we understand that the psychological problems trafficking causes can be just as devastating as the physical problems. When people discuss human trafficking, they often are confused as to why the victim didn’t just leave or tell someone. It is an accepted notion that majority of sexually exploited women have a degree of freedom; they are allowed to walk about the streets, allowed to contact “John’s”, and communicate with other women in the same business. However, what people often lack to understand the serious psychological grip that many traffickers have on their victims. In Theresa’s case, she had legitimate reason to believe that her family’s well-being would be in jeopardy if she refused to work or left the Chaldeans.
With my project, “Community Coalitions for Awareness to End Human Trafficking” (or CCAEHT for short), I want to shed light on human trafficking, a trans-national crime which victimized over twenty million people in 2012 (ILO). As someone who believes that news coverage and social media can make a difference, I find it appalling that so many innocent lives have been ruined, yet this pressing matter receives little public attention. The organ trade, sex slavery, and child prostitution are things people just don’t want to think about. Certainly, it is disturbing
How could anyone be content with using other human beings as a benefit. Human Trafficking is a fast growing activity and it needs to be put to a stop (Human Trafficking). It is one of the most profitable, illegal activities in the world and affects the lives of many (Human Trafficking). Human trafficking is inhumane and preventing it should be a priority everywhere. Over 100,000,000 people each year are affected by human trafficking for the purpose of labor, sexual oppression, or any reason in which others benefit financially (Human trafficking).Force, deceit, violence, or taking advantage of someone 's vulnerability is how trafficking is often accomplished (Human trafficking) Around half of trafficking victims worldwide are part of 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