"An ounce of cocaine wholesale: $1,200. But you can only sell it once. A woman or child: $50 to $1,000. But you can sell them each day, every day, over and over again. The markup is immeasurable." This quote from the 2005 Lifetime film "Human Trafficking", however chilling and horrifying, is true. Human trafficking is the commercial trade of human beings who are subjected to involuntary acts such as begging, sexual exploitation, or involuntary servitude. Human trafficking is an umbrella term used to describe all forms of modern-day slavery. No longer is this a term from the past, but a horrific reality in our present and, unfortunately, our future. Every 10 minutes, a woman or child is forced into labor (McGill 12). Even though we live in a free country, this business deprives people of their human rights. It not only affects individual victims, but it challenges the safety and security of all nations it touches. Human trafficking is a very serious global issue and due to the huge revenue made by traffickers, the market is growing and stopping this illegal activity seems almost impossible. Sexual trafficking is one of the most common forms of the trafficking epidemic. It is most common in regions with the greatest population growth including, southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Africa, and the Arab world. However it is not constrained only to impoverished countries. Organized crime has capitalized on the growing sex industry throughout the globe. Without the resources to survive, desperate women and children fall prey to kind words and promises of decent employment or are sold by their families when there is nothing left to sell. Children as young as eight and nine can be found in brothels around the world, including those within the United States. There is a great overlap between prostitution and sex trafficking, and many accused instances of prostitution are actually cases in sex trafficking in the U.S. Sexual trafficking affects an outrageous number of
Before convincing about how sex and labor trafficking are the most prevalent issues of Human Trafficking, there needs to be information about the other different forms of trafficking as well. One form of human trafficking is the removal of organs. Organ Trafficking is the sale and purchase of human organs for transplantation. According to “Trafficking for Organ Trade,” organ trafficking can occur in three ways. What happens first is that victims are deceived to have their organs taken. Then the victims….
Sex Trafficking is Human Trafficking
As I prepared for this assignment I wanted to research the subject matter of Human Trafficking, I believed this was an international issue that would prepare me for working with issues in third world countries. Instead I was confronted with the realization that this occurs not only in the United States, but in my own state of Wisconsin. The issue at hand, sexual trafficking of minors occurring every….
Children into Human Trafficking
Every American knows and learned that when the Civil War ended slavery ended. Internationally there were several agreements and treaties to end the practice of slavery beginning from 1926. However, slavery for many in other countries has still not come to an end. Sex and human trafficking is finally being realized by many. There is an estimation of about 27 million people currently in slavery.
Even though people are getting more knowledge on trafficking, perhaps….
11 December 2012
Human Sex Trafficking in the United States
When people think of slavery, they most often imagine the 1800 's and The Civil War. Some think of the Romans or Greeks taking slaves for work after winning battles. For the most part, we don 't believe that slavery still exists today. Most would be surprised to hear that it is still going on, and it occurs right in our own neighborhoods. The type of slavery I 'm talking about is human sex trafficking. The sex-slave trade has been….
Human sex trafficking and prostitution are both serious problems within our world today, but when they involve the lives of children they turn into even more serious problems for our society. The children that are forced into living their lives having sex with multiple men (and sometimes woman) every day of their lives are victims of a serious crime that is being committed in our world and they deserve all the help that they can get. We need to see these children as victims and not as children that….
Sex trafficking is an old profession that is increasing rapidly. Sex trafficking is the most modern-day slavery. The means of trafficking is threatening or the use of force, coercion, abduction, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim. Trafficking is for the purpose of exploitation, which includes prostitution, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices. Sex trafficking can have psychological affects the victims….
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Central Georgia Technical College
In the last decade, sex trafficking has received a lot global attention. This attention is due in large part to new anti-trafficking initiatives undertaken by the international organizations and the United States government. The United States of America ranks as the world’s second largest destination/market country for women and children trafficked for purposes….
Human Trafficking and Slavery
English 101, Semester 1
November 19, 2012
One of the least recognized, yet largest world-wide crime, is human trafficking. It is the act of exchanging people for money, through the use of illegal networks that the annual cost of human trafficking is $32 billion U.S. Dollars (Connolly para. 7). With such a high amount of money being brought in, every year, it is surprising to believe that this is an underground business. What would you do if you saw….
Modern Day Slavery: Sex Trafficking
“I was sold for 3,500 euros ($4,400). I was beaten, raped, forced against my will. They would put out cigarette butts on me and cut me with razors. It was like a horror movie” (Kara 131). This first-hand account comes from Martina, a 29-year-old sex trafficking victim from Bulgaria. At the time she was 19 and working as cook. She met a young man who offered her a job at a restaurant in Croatia. Desperate for a better life, Martina took the job without a second….
This shameful and illegal act robs an individual's dignity, freedom and humanity. What is it? Sex trafficking.
20 million women and children are forced into the global sex trade. Just imagine a life constantly used as an object, constantly abused, without a name but only a number.Calling for help, whilst being kept silent.
Why is it still happening?
One of the root causes of sex trafficking is poverty corruption, which is reflected in the lack of educational and social work opportunities….