In this eye-opening look at the contemporary American scourge of labor abuse and outright slavery, journalist and author Bowe visits locations in Florida, Oklahoma and the U.S.-owned Pacific island of Saipan, where slavery cases have been brought to light as recently as 2006. There, he talks to affected workers, providing many moving and appalling first-hand accounts. This book deserves the attention of anyone living, working and consuming in America.
Citizens of countries around the globe would like to believe that slavery has been banished from the modern world. This could not be farther from the truth. Governments refuse to acknowledge the fact that slavery exists within their borders. Slavery in its most heinous form lurks in the dark corners of every society. Human trafficking is without a doubt one of the most monstrous offenses against human rights that occur today. It is imperative for a more substantial effort to be put forth in order to combat the growing number of human trafficking cases. This effort must not be merely centered on individual countries fighting local cases; to see true results, countries must work together globally to punish offenders from each nation. This issue should be of great concern to people worldwide and the initiative must be taken to raise global awareness on this topic. In order to create a more secure and free world, a global partnership must be created and harsher measures must be taken to put an end to human trafficking in all of its forms.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. (“Human Trafficking.”) Differing definitions of sex trafficking in state laws make it difficult to know if the studies on sex trafficking are including consensual, adult sex workers, who are not victims of trafficking under federal or international law in their numbers. Vulnerable Native American women and youth are targeted by traffickers more than any other ethnic group. The data collected for the “Shattered Hearts” report from 95 Native women and girls suggest that the trafficking of Native girls into prostitution is a significant, though rarely discussed as a problem. Still, the studies do suggest that sex trafficking of Native women and girls, specifically, is present in the United States. (“Shattered Hearts.”)
Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon hence difficult to conceptualize (Maclnnis, 2012). Scholars, nations and international organizations have individually or collectively tried to define human trafficking and, not surprisingly, they disagree with one another. United States (US) for instance does not consider organ trade as human trafficking whereas the United Nations (UN) and Canada do (United States Department of State 2010; United Nations 2012). According to Malawi Human Trafficking Act (2015), trafficking in persons means:
In the news report “Human Trafficking”, author Olivia Neeley, a correspondent for the Tribune Business News, explains the procedure of luring a young individual into human trafficking, and gaining control of the modern-day slaves. The author explains that the traffickers, also called pimps, exchange basic needs in order to make the victim work for them; once they successfully subdue the victim, they use drugs and debts to control them. Human trafficking is much more common than we think; this crime can take place in just an average neighborhood, as when Neeley states, “Traffickers love rural areas” (Neeley). This article is helpful to the topic because it demonstrates how the trafficker persuade victims into this industry without using force,
Human trafficking is illegal trading in people for various forms of modern-day slavery such as forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation (Lee, 2007, p. 56). Thesis statement: technological transformation plays a crucial role in the facilitation of processes and practices that surround human trafficking. In particular, networking technologies such as the internet, social media, and mobile phones have served to increase the incidence of human trafficking. This paper looks into the ways in which various forms of technology facilitate different aspects of the human trafficking network such as recruitment, transit of victims, control of victims, advertisement of services, selling of services, and money transfer. It relies on literature
I have decided to write about human trafficking it may also be known as teen trafficking. Human trafficking is also about organ harvesting and not just about sexual labor (Lehnardt). Trafficking is dangerous in every way.
This semester for my service learning project, I decided to learn about the topic of human sex trafficking. The organization, The Ruth House, is one of the many organizations dedicated to helping those in need. The founder Dr. Donna Sallee’ believes in using the faith of Jesus Christ to minister to those women and children in need.
Human trafficking is something you rarely hear about and something you would not think could happen to you or a loved one. Some individuals might not even know what exactly human trafficking really is. Researchers throughout the years have found in fact that human trafficking is not limited to outside our country. It is closer to home than you think. The article “Study: Ohio at Center of Child Sex Trade” reported by CBS news, gives you the facts on how close to home human trafficking really is. The second article, “What Is Human Trafficking?” written by The Blue Campaign, goes in to detail to explain what exactly human trafficking really is. I found these two article to be informative and helpful in understanding trafficking of humans.
My observations from two anti-trafficking organizations confirm the validity of both approaches: the one which sees women as victims of human trafficking and second one, which sees women as indentured workers. During my volunteering experiences I have been in contact with women, who considered themselves victims of human trafficking due to deception, coercion and exploitation from a trafficker and some of them expressed their desire to be sent back home to Nigeria. However, I also met women, who were identified as victims of human trafficking but they did not feel like victims. They wanted to stay in Denmark and continue working in prostitution for various reasons.
Today many people think of slavery as a historical event where people were forced into labor with no freedom of choice. Most often people think of the slave trade where Africans were bought, sold, and shipped around the world like cotton, and other goods. Slavery still goes on to this day but it goes by another term Human Trafficking and other like terms. It has an even higher scale then it did back then. Being a abhorrent violation of todays human rights.
I am REY P. GARCIA, of legal age, a citizen of the Philippines and with postal address at 1839 SE 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316.
Do you ever wonder why the victims don’t run away? Or try to escape? They don’t run away because their being controlled by their trafficker. The trafficker threatens the victim by saying that they will harm their family, and they will make their victims use drugs to control them, so they don’t escape. The victim is absolutely controlled by the trafficker so they are often afraid to even try to escape. Women who are victims of human trafficking might also face legal consequences. When victims of trafficking come to the attention of local authorities, they are deported for immigration violation.
Human trafficking “shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, 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 of organs” (Protocol To Prevent, 2).
Human tracking a powerful word with a lot of meaning. I had a mindset when I walked into that conference I went to this conference to learn and get some insight what was human trafficking and how the state is dealing with this problem and how I can help. It was a eye opening exercise that gave me goosebumps and an urge to help. To the introduction from Jeremy Norwood, hearing from the state Represent and attending three workshops lectures from Dave Manville, Matt osborne and Deja Williams. Also it was interesting hearing from A survivor Joyce Haskett.