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Human Sex Trafficking Research Paper

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Human Sex Trafficking
The human trafficking industry with a net worth of approximately a $150 billion dollar revenue. Two thirds of that profit— $100 billion—comes from commercial sex trafficking (ILO). Up to 50% of those that are trafficked are minors and most humans trafficked are women and girls. It is often intertwined with transnational crime organizations that have connections to certain companies (UNDOC). Many Americans are unaware of that this is happening in their town and often deny it is happening. In 2016, over 4,000 cases of human trafficking was reported in the U.S. and many more were not reported (15). However, international organizations such as the United Nations Drug and Crime division provide hope for victims from their outreach
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UNODC defines human trafficking and sex trafficking as, "the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation” (UNODC FAQ’s). The UN calls the people that are being trafficked, “hidden populations.” However, to accurately track those people and figure out how many of those people there actually are, would take a considerable amount of time and effort. That being said, the UN does not have the resources and time to track them. Human trafficking however, does leave out migrant smuggling. The difference between human trafficking and migrant smuggling is consent, transnationality, exploitation, and source of profits.Those make these two seemingly similar things apart. The two biggest issues one can see with that are consent and exploitation. I say this because the biggest reason why Human trafficking is so big, is sex…show more content…
It is comforting to know that crime organizations are being tracked and brought down one by one. Even though there are health effects to human trafficking, Organizations such as WHO are working to spread awareness on the subject. Young people are also being educated on what is done behind the scenes of one of the biggest drugs given for free out on the internet known as pornography. And UNODC is working to spread awareness for adults on the subject. Despite how big this problem is, people are working to stop it. Just like a wound on society, it must be treated and dealt with so we can heal from this terrible
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