Human Trafficking And Sex Trafficking

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A challenge that I took interest in is the horrifying problem that women and young girls face as victims of human trafficking and sex slavery. Women and young girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for exploitation. Human trafficking and sex slavery is a form of modern slavery, in which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. It is a multi-billion industry. Traffickers use control of others for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities and or forcing others to provide labor services against their will. Traffickers use many manipulative tactics to trap their victims in horrific situations such as using violence, threats, deception, and bondage.

More women and girls are transported into brothels yearly, in the 21st century, than African slaves were shipped into slave plantations each year in the 18th century. In the United States, sex trafficking commonly occurs in online escort services, residential brothel, brothels that may be disguised as businesses, and in street prostitution.

High profits and low risks are the two primary factors that drive the spread of human trafficking. It is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principal of supply and demand. Traffickers generate billion of dollars in profits each year. Traffickers can be lone individuals or extensive criminal networks. Pimps, gangs, family members, labor brokers, employers of domestic servants, small business owners, and large factory owners have all been found
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