The Consequences Of Human Rights: Human Trafficking

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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. It has been a global problem for many years. Throughout the world there is around
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Human trafficking is essentially slavery. The most common example is the importation of women and girls as sexual objects. However, human trafficking also includes the sale of children to adoptive parents without the consent of their birth parents. Newborn babies are stolen from their mothers who are told that their babies are stillborn. Children are kidnapped and sold into an adoptive scheme and sent away to other countries. Some victims become laborers; men, women, and children work in dangerous areas with little or no wages in various trades (CdeBaca and Sigmon 262). The exploitation often occurs when wealthy businesses employ victims and expose them to harsh working conditions such as, long working hours, poor and delayed payments, as well as physical forms of punishment (Zimmerman and Ligia e1002437). Human trafficking victims are forced to move from one region to another, with an intent of sexual, occupational and adoptive…show more content…
To begin with, some of the governments in the world have made money by taxing the people who engage in the human trafficking trade. In her book, Kara states that, “The total revenue generated by all forms of contemporary slavery in 2007 was a staggering $152.3 billion, with profits of $ 91.2 billion” (19). The business makes it a good source of public finance through tax. Some republics have considered legalizing some forms of the practice. For instance, Italy was debating on whether or not to legalize brothels (Kendrot). Aside from that, trafficking helps rescue some of its victims from poverty and poor life conditions. For example, some of the rescue victims in the US from Mexico and Russia were grateful that they were trafficked and had a chance to live in better living conditions. In fact, a majority of them prefer the abuse and low wages over the conditions in their hometowns. The positive side in which these individuals view the trade makes it challenging to stop
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