Forced Labor And Human Trafficking

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Forced labor and human trafficking are some of the forms of slavery in the modern day. Although the world has made several strides in ending human trafficking, several factors have played a big role in ensuring that trafficking is still carried on. The ILO describes forced labor as the work and services offered by a person unwillingly; on the other hand human trafficking is the transport and recruitment of people through coercion with the aim of exploiting them. The continual practice of human trafficking is attributed to certain factors such as poverty and greed. According to ILO, the profits generated from forced labor amount to 150 billion dollars. These profits are made from the private sector especially from illegal businesses such as sexual exploitation, domestic work and other economic exploitations (Johnson 4). Poverty is also another factor that has caused the human trafficking business thrive, human trafficking often originate from developing countries such as those in Asia, Africa, Latin America. Their destination, on the other hand, is always to the developed countries in Europe, America, and parts of western Africa. Although human trafficking and forced labor are some of the global challenges, poverty has played a big role in increasing the vice. The desire by the victims to move to areas where they can improve the living standards of their families has played a big role in increased rates of human trafficking. Most traffickers target these victims by promising
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