Katie Lane Mrs. Brooks English II Honors 24 November 2014 Solutions to the Global Controversy of Human Trafficking The crime of human trafficking indisputably extends to the farthest boundaries of the world, a transgression that occurs in the most advanced countries as well as the least advanced countries. Human trafficking is exploitation of the human body with more than twenty-seven million victims across the world. Trafficking victims may suffer from sexual as well as labor related exploitation, resulting in sexually transmitted diseases, physical abuse, and unwanted pregnancy. This is a conundrum that does not just affect the United States.
Next, Chief Michael P. Murphy states “There’s a serious misconception out there that prostitution is a victimless crime. This is simply untrue. In the vast majority of cases, the person at the other end of an online advertisement is the victim of human trafficking, and someone is profiting off of their misery. Often that misery is forced upon them by their traffickers through coercion or even drug addiction. I am extremely proud of our work, with our local, state, and federal partners, to curb human trafficking and help put a stop to the suffering it creates.”
Prostitution is considered to be one of the oldest professions. Prostitution is an illegal business in many countries of the world and it is considered to be largely immoral. However, its scope is expanding simultaneously with the globalization of business and culture, which is the hallmark of our time. Researchers and activists continue to discuss whether it is possible to consider the purchase and sale of sexual services as an industry. Is it necessary to regulate the activities of prostitutes in a legal way, or should they be provided with legislative and medical protection?
According to the Blue Campaign, human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It also goes against the 13th amendment which bans slavery or involuntary servitude in the United States. Although the internet and commercials on television have information on human trafficking, it is not receiving as much publicity and national attention as it should. Attention needs to be drawn to the risks of those involved in 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.
Sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. It is one of the biggest lies in society (Farley et., 2014). The Vanderbilt Law Review indicates that the majority of prostitutes do not enter the prostitution lifestyle on their own free will choice, but instead becomes a prostitute due to a variety of vulnerabilities that both pimps and traffickers exploit. This explains why young women get blindsided and think they are becoming a prostitute when in reality they are a sex trafficking victim (Elrod 2015). When the United States made prostitution illegal, it did not change the mentality of the johns.
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.
An unethical behaviour: Sex tourism Introduction: Child labour, drugs and sex tourism are the famous topic of unethical behaviours in tourism. They are all exploiting the local residents’ human right of the destination. Yet, sex tourism is the most unethical tourist activities as it is not just exploiting the local residents’ human right, but also damaging the destination image and the residents’ health. Vigorous sex tourism developed quickly thanks to this industry is profitable. The travel agencies are taking advantages of the human motivations like hedonism and the need of love and sex (Lovelock & Lovelock, 2013).
Human trafficking is rampant worldwide and is in the process of putting it to a stop. In Modern Times the largest offenders are centered at China, Russia, Uzbekistan, and India (TheAtlantic). These areas are the places where they are ranked high in human trafficking and have been put on a
Unfortunately, some people do not have this freedom. Some live their lives without encountering the entitlement of freedom due to bondage. Millions of men, women and children are being abducted, maltreat and occasionally slaughtered because of industrialised sex industry. It’s happening right here, right now, in countries all over the world, don’t think it does not affect you as it does. It’s happening right under your noses.
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything”-Albert Einstein Human Trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour, organs removal, commercial sex exploitation and economic exploitation. Normally, trafficking is done by threat, compulsion, abduction, fraud, misleading, abuse of power, vulnerability, giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim .Trafficking in person is a serious crime and dignified violation of human rights . Most of people nowadays do not know that human slavery still exists; after it was abolished 150 years ago, its proven when there is an auction of young women intended for sexual slavery occurred publicly in Britain highly policed location and another auction even took place in front of a café at Greenwich Airport, Britain (News by BBC UK, 4 June 2006, 14.31 GMT). These crimes have been booming and become a global phenomenon when victims from at least 153 countries were detected in 124 countries worldwide between 2010 and 2012.
Prostitution known as one of the ‘world’s oldest professions’ continues to survive centuries of stigma and denunciation. Today, many countries have attempted to create safer environments for sex workers. Yet, it is argued that laws decriminalizing prostitution have failed abysmally to protect those in the trade around the world. The list of abuses by ‘pimps’ and clients including rapes, beatings, trafficking and lack of proper health care support continue to deplorably grow. Through the legalization of prostitution in the rest of Australia, an undeniable increase in human trafficking, violence and sexually transmitted diseases will occur.
Although an issue may not be obvious to the average eye, it is an issue nonetheless, and one that meets this qualification is sex-trafficking/pimp-trafficking in America. Sex-trafficking is essentially the recruitment, harboring, and obtaining of a person with the intention for commercial sex acts. The victims are dehumanized (majority are young girls, some young boys), treated like cattle, and have a high fatality rate. Unfortunately, prosecuting trafficking, can be difficult as victims are psychologically intimidated to act as witnesses and at times for those prosecuted as “pimps”, the jail time and fines are low compared to what is should be. This is an issue that Floridians should make an effort to stop, as Miami is among the top three