Nothing drives emotions out the window more than hearing about innocent children being used for sex. In Cambodia, sex trafficking has grown into a troublesome issue. Sex trafficking has become one of the fastest growing crimes occurring internationally. It is the third largest crime-business in the world, after drugs and arms trafficking. Women, girls, and even men and boys are victims of the billion-dollar sex trafficking industry. Sex trafficking occurs everywhere, and it is not culturally specific, but a gender specific issue. There are numerous cases of sex trafficking within Cambodia, however child sex trafficking is extremely captivating and distressing to learn about.
Human trafficking is a serious problem in modern society. In fact, the United Nations has referred to it as “one of the gravest human rights violations of our times” (“Secretary - General Calls Human Trafficking”). It is a fast growing industry that affects millions. No gender, age, or status is spared from the cruelty that is trafficking. To stress this point again, human trafficking is not just a problem of the “world” or “United States”, in general. As previously seen, it strikes very close to home, affecting hundreds of men, women, and children of our own community. In fact, “North Carolina ranked as a top-10 state for human trafficking with Charlotte being the top destination. It is estimated that more than 1,700 girls are trafficked
Without much notice, the sex trade was "their" situation to deal with, a terrible part of culture in third world countries. But media and anti-sex trade advocates have brought attention here to sex trafficking has sluggishly increased in recent years through the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and other federal state laws.
Human trafficking,the illegal practice of trading in human beings for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or other forms of exploitation, is a crime that affects the most vulnerable citizens of society. After drugs, it the largest criminal activity globally! The victims must be the primary concern for all law enforcement units. Human trafficking in the world can be diminished and possibly erased through teachings, government intervention, and awareness.
Recalling the first time hearing about human trafficking, I remember sitting with my mother during the church service. As the pastor explained the brutality of human trafficking, an image began to form in my head of a young prepubescent girl forced into compromising positions. Then, the pastor stated something that broke my heart, the majority of these girls were not captured, but sold. They were sold by their fathers, or other members of their families.
There are many definitions of trafficking in human beings. “The United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime included a Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (hereafter the Trafficking Protocol) in order to create an internationally agreed upon definition
Sex trafficking keeps becoming a bigger issue in modern times. More victims are being taken, mainly women and children. In order to be able to help those in sex trafficking we need to help people become aware of the dangerous acts that they create and or cause to a person. Since “Sex trafficking is a fast-growing criminal enterprise. In response, some states are looking for help in combating the trafficking where it’s likely to occur.” (“Sex Trafficking Law Enforcement Task Force Highlighted During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month”) By giving those in your community the opportunity to help you around your community is something that can definitely change the way things are done. When you're in a community, you are familiar
The U.S. Department of State reported there’s an estimate of 20.9 million victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is many occurrences that happen unnoticed anywhere, anytime causing undescribed and inhuman events to the victims. Victims of human trafficking are unable to escape from the life of being raped, beaten, and violated constantly; however, with the support of the government and people around the world, we can help stop it.
Many organizations have formed to establish several resolutions for combating the issue of human trafficking , both locally and nationally. I chose to investigate two existing social awareness campaigns located in Ohio. The reasons I decided to explore these two organizations is because of the obvious, that my classmates and I are in the state of Ohio but overall, it is due to the fact that this state rank's number five in the nation for human trafficking. There are explanations behind the ranking of Ohio for this issue. The first explanation is due to the inner city centers and country counties, which included a big immigrant population. The second explanation is due to five main highways located throughout Ohio. These highways make it convenient for human traffickers (Ohio State Bar Association, 2014).
According to, Violence against women:global scope and magnitude, “the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or recipt of persons, by menas of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abuction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or recievne of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation: including the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal
In the area of human trafficking, many falsely believe this includes only victims brought to the US from other countries. Another common misconception is that children are not often victims of sex trafficking. Creating a broader understanding of what human trafficking is and how sex trafficking affects every region of the United States is instrumental in bringing about awareness, and most importantly change.
Theresa Flores, a girl from Detroit, was 15 years old when a boy she had a crush on from school offered her a ride home. Instead of taking her home he brought her back to his house where he insisted she come in. Red flags went off in Theresa’s head, but he told her he liked her, and that’s all it took to convince her to come inside. He offered her a soda laced with drugs that made her become dizzy, and then he raped her. The next day at school the boy and his friends informed her of the pictures they had taken of her, and threatened her to “earn the pictures back”, or they would share the pictures with everyone at school, her church, and to her family. From that day on, every night Theresa would receive a call around midnight and the boys would pick her up and bring her to random houses where often several men would be waiting for her. This continued for almost two years till her family relocated (Zukowski, 2015). This is one example of a girl being lured into sex trafficking as a teen and is one out of an estimated 800,000 women and children that are trafficked across international borders every year (Facts on human trafficking and sex slavery, 2012). Sex trafficking is a huge issue today and is only continuing to grow as an industry. In order to put an end to this horrifying issue more action must be taken in order for a difference of significance to be made. However, in order to take action people must understand the essence of what it is,
Are cyber-attacks on national institutions a threat to our country? Yes, While I believe it is important, it does not even begin to register on the same scale as cyber-crime directed against individuals. Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and all too often directed toward luring children who will later be sold for sex. These children are our family; nieces and nephews, sons and daughters, the people we hold near and dear to our hearts. Protecting specifically the innocence of children should be of the utmost concern of our country, and the United States is not doing enough in the fight against cyber-crimes.
Today we will analyze a titled Sex trafficking: The new American slavery, written by Leif Coorlim and Dana Ford of the CNN news network. In this article is written by both women in order to help spread awareness to the masses on the dangers of human trafficking, and its growing impact it has on our community.