Imagine your 9-year-old daughter just riding her bike in the streets with her little brother. She is as happy as she can be. Then in a split second a pickup truck drives by and swoops her up. You have no idea what to do except call the police. Once you did there wasn't much they can do about a child abduction. Well, this all changed in 1996 when a little girl named Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered.
Ask anyone, anyone who keeps an eye or have an idea on human trafficking, the replies will indicate and cover the ongoing crisis that has been assuming a part in putting millions at stake. What do you people think about it? This is not surprising that you people have not taken any major initiatives given that many of the respective governments have not yet established an organized and skilled force for combating it.
I want to have 4 children one day. Two girls and two boys. My children could be vulnerable to sex trafficking if I don’t teach them the dangers of what a conniving, charming, and manipulative person could do by turning them no longer into a friend but a product that is bought and sold for sex. According to Equality Now about 18,000 people in the US and 20.9 million people worldwide adults and children are bought and sold due to sex trafficking. That means one out of forty-three people will be bought and sold into sex trafficking in the US alone and I do not want that one to be any of you. Slavery in any form makes me sick to think about. Sex trafficking is one that upsets me the most. The buying and selling of humans for a sexual and torturous purpose should without a doubt looked upon in a stricter light. Together we need to shed light on this dark topic and know the warning signs of a pimp and of a victim so we can stop something that to the subject seems impossible to stop.
I am sure most of you have seen videos of these killer clowns around the US hiding in the woods and cornfields or whatever place that seems horrifiying at night. These crep have reasearched this topic to find out about what it truly is all about. The relevance in this to you guys is because it happens near us. The news channel, WDAY broadcasted a story in April 2008 about a kidnapping that happened in Moorhead. Ashley Ware was the victim in that case 8 years ago and you could say she was wondering why kidnapping is a thing in the first place, how this was going to affect her and lastly why this man was doing what he was doing. And that’s what im going to tell you today.
On TV you see stories about shootings and kidnappings, and as a mother or father they will get enormously anxious about how it will affect their children so they freak out and restrict children from having a free upbringing such as allowing them to ride their bikes around or walking down the street alone to see a friend, an example from Jean Twenge’s book Generation Me, “Brennan hawkins,11, got lost… rescuers finally found him four days later, alive but weak and dehydrated, why did it take so long to find him, considering he was alive and walking around all this time” (Twenge178). There are many possibilities to why they didn’t find him in time but it was unanswerable, until he came out and said what he thought, “His biggest fear was that someone would steal him” (Twenge178). Basically the mothers concern for his safety almost killed him, because “every time he saw one of the mountain rescue team members he would hide and not allow himself to be rescued or stolen” (Twenge178). This was all the mothers fault as she drained these thoughts into his head as the media drained it into her head. We may see a lot of kidnappings on the news but most are misinterpreted by the media and few of the viewers realize that considering how big the population is, kidnappings and murders happen very rarely. The media also exaggerates issues going on around the world and causing sometimes too much depressing thoughts for many people and
, 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 16 men will face sexual assault during their time at a college? And from rainn.org women in school are 3x more likely to face it than women out of school( ). Hopefully that’s as frightening to you as it is to me. It is important that one day these statistics are lowered to 0. Today, I want to give everyone more insight on how sexual assault can be stopped by letting you know about the problems we face being in college when it comes to sexual assault and the laws and reasons that make it difficult for victims to report. After stating the problems, I will present you with solutions and the benefits your actions will have.
According to the United States Department of Justice every forty seconds a child is being abducted. This works out to be about 2,000 abductions per day and 800,000 abductions per year. This would be 11.4 children per every 1,000 children being abducted. Seventy-five percent of abductions are committed by males. Sixty-seven percent of these perpetrators are under the age of twenty-nine. Seventy-four percent of children abducted are girls. Seventy-one percent of the kidnappers are strangers to the victims. Eighty percent of abductions occur within a quarter of a mile from where the child lives. Less than sixty of the children are returned to their families alive. Four percent of the children abducted are never found. Seventy-four
This is just a glimpse of one of many horrific stories that happens every single day right under our very nose within our cities and local communities. So many believe that human trafficking is just a third world problem. But the truth is, it is just as large here in the United States and in particular here in California. I am speaking to you today in hopes that you will not only recognize human trafficking as a crucial problem but to encourage you to take action against it and bring about awareness.
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In the no more video it showed things that shouldn’t have had been shown because they put kids in jail, they spray them with water hoes on people, and they beat them to death, they wouldn’t even care if they killed someone and that’s not cool, that something that is really careless and hurtful that they tortured kids and adults like that, they should be a shamed for themselves. If my life was like that I would have stand up for my self, I wouldn’t just let them beat me to death. I know that we aren’t aloud to do that, but I don’t want to be killed.
According to Child Rescue Network, over 2,100 child abduction cases are reported each day in the United States. This amounts to a total of 766, 500 cases in a single year and in over 50% of the cases, the child kidnaped, shows signs of sexual abuse from their perpetrators when they are rescued. In 1991, an 11 year-old girl, Jaycee Dugard, happened to be one of these 2,100 cases. Phillip and Nancy Garrido stole Jaycee from her California home and kept her as a prisoner. While many thought it would be a short case, Jaycee’s case lasted for 18 years. Jaycee’s also showed multiple signs of sexual abuse when she was finally able to travel back home. At age 14, she gave birth to Phillip’s daughter, and in 3 more years, birthed his second daughter.
For those of you who don’t know I am adopted. My adoption story may be a little different than other adoption stories. Things had happened at that point or were going to happen in the future that would change me. I was adopted at age 4 and my sister was about 1 at the time. My adoption stayed open which means if I wanted I could still have contact with my birth family. Adoption in itself teaches you a lot, but sometimes the different things that happen can teach you more.
While Canada is the 5th most prosperous country in the world, we are ranked 17th out of 29 affluent nations for our children’s wellbeing, and we drop to the bottom ranks for key measures on children’s health and safety, as well as child poverty. The facts are deeply alarming:
"The best way to make children good is to make them happy." This popular quote said by Oscar Wilde should be something everyone lives by. People always say how children are the hope for the future; how they should be raised right in order for them to prosper in the future. While many adults do see the importance that kids hold in our generation, many do not. If you think about it, who will be going to be doing your job once you retire? Children need to be given the best resources for not only themselves, but for the benefit of the older generations. If children someday will become the future of this world, they should be treated as so. While most kids are treated fairly and given the rights they deserve, others suffer from abuse and neglect from a parent or guardian which can easily affect how they will prosper in the future.