Human Trafficking : A Form Of Modern Day Slavery

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Human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery, is the third largest money making venture in the world; 2.5 million out of 8.1 million of forced labor are sex trafficked and 1.7 million of women and girls are in commercial sexual exploitation (Stone 320). When it comes to human trafficking, it can happen to anyone and anywhere. Many female victims are sexually exploited because women and girls under the age of 18 are lured and misled by promises of employment, leaving their home and consideration that they will have a better life and finding themselves in sexual slavery and fear (“What Is”). Most sex-trafficked victims are unable to escape, but when they do, they use their voices to share their horrid experiences and how it has affected them. Women and children from all over the world are forced into some type of labor or prostitution. They are beaten, starved, and forced to work with little or no pay at all (“What Is”). Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca is a former sex-trafficking victim that was a prisoner for seven years of violence and sexual slavery. On New York Daily News, Marino-Fiandaca was interviewed and shared her story of sex trade. Marino-Fiandaca was only eighteen years old when a man, who was supposedly her boyfriend, targeted her. The man “groomed” her by buying her gifts, providing a place to stay, promising a loving relationship before he revealed his true intent. She states that she felt very special because he gave her all the attention she wanted while she felt
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