Topic: Human Trafficking
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about Human Trafficking. What it is, where it is and who gets affected. Central Idea/Thesis: Human trafficking is overlooked but occurs on a more widespread basis then people believe.
A. Attention Getter: What if you were promised a better life with an advanced career, but instead were forced into prostitution? Many are unknowingly placed into this position by human traffickers.
B. Relation: Human trafficking is simply a “modern day slave trade”. It transports and sells victims across borders, but also trafficking is the crime of carrying someone into slavery by force or fraud. “The victims of human trafficking are young children, teenagers, men, and women; they are trafficked into the United States from Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe” (Fact Sheet).
C. Central Idea: Human trafficking is overlooked but occurs on a more widespread basis then people believe.
D. Credibility Statement:
1. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, “after drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing.” 2. I have done lots of research online about human trafficking after watching the movie called Taken a couple years back.
E. Preview of Main Points:
1. First, I will talk about what human trafficking really is. 2. Second, I will talk about who gets trafficked and how it works. 3. Finally, I will talk about where is happens and what is being done about it. II. Body
A. Human trafficking is simply a modern day slave trade.
1. “Sexual trafficking has been defined in numerous ways.” (Hodge) a. Rape
2. “The United States government defines sex trafficking as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act” (Hodge). a. A commercial sexual act is defined as “any sex act in which anything of value is given or received by any person” (Hodge).
3. “Many victims of trafficking are exploited for purposes of commercial sex, including prostitution, stripping, pornography and live sex shows.” (Hodge)
Transition: Now that I’ve discussed the definition of human trafficking and what it is, I will talk about the victims and how they are trafficked.
B. “Approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims annually are trafficked across international borders worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of State.” 1. “Among those trafficked internationally, estimates indicate that approximately 50 percent are children and 70 percent to 80 percent are female” (Hodge). a. Children as young as 4 are being trafficked.
b. Men can be victims too.
2. “The sale of trafficked young women and girls is very profitable.” (Hodge) a. “After narcotics and arms sales, trafficking is estimated to be the largest source of revenue for organized crime.” (Hodge) b. “A girl might be kidnapped from a village in Nepal, trafficked to India and sold for $1000 and then trafficked to the United States and sold for $20,000 or more.” (Hodge) c. “The vast majority of revenue generated by trafficked women remains in the hands of pimps. Many trafficked women retain little or none of the money they earn in the sex industry.” (Hodge)
3. “Traffickers maximize their profits by moving individuals from region to region around the globe supplying fresh product for the sex industry to market to buyers.” (Hodge) a. “To increase its market, the prostitution industry has sought to provide buyers with younger and younger females.”(Hodge) b. “On the basis of interviews with sexually exploited youths, they estimated that perhaps 50 percent of those engaged in prostitution behind closed doors are under 18 years of age.” (Hodge)
4. Recruiting young women and children.
a. “First, employment, modeling,...