How Much Would You Sell For?

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How Much Would You Sell For?
John Forbes Kerry, an American politician, and United States Secretary of State who served as the chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, once said, “If the cries of those who are enslaved around the world today were an earthquake, then the tremors would be felt in every single nation.” According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Trafficking in Persons is defined as 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. The most common forms of human exploitation are sexual and labour. This has become a universal issue, leaving no nation unaffected by trafficking in some way. Not only is it a growing multibillion dollar industry and a violation of human rights, trafficking of persons equate to slavery. Upon hearing the word ‘slavery’, many people think of it as a subject of the past, due to its worldwide annulment, however, trailing the walls of denial and propaganda, the chains of enslavement continue to remain firm. Human trafficking revolves around the basis of slavery, and has been adapted into the 21st century. It is now known as ‘modern day slavery’ because of its similar…
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