Human/Child Sex Trafficking
Human trafficking /
Pages: 7 (1523 words) /
Published: Feb 16th, 2011
Human trafficking is defined as the sale, transport, and profit of human beings who are forced to work for others. This could range from being forced to beg for money, working in a sweatshop or having to prostitute yourself. This has turned into our modern day slavery. I am going to focus on the human trafficking and prostitution in our world today while focusing most of my attention to the children involved in such cases. It has been said that human trafficking is the third largest criminal industry in our world after arms and drug dealing, while at the same time being the fastest growing of the three. There is somewhere around 27 million people in this world today who are victims of slavery and of that number 50% are children.
It is estimated that 200,000 American children alone are at risk of being forced in to human sex trafficking, but the majority of child trafficking cases are in Asia. The numbers of children forced in to child prostitution is increasing drastically. This is a serious global problem and it needs our attention now. People don’t seem to pay