Human Trafficking Been A Recurring Issue Throughout History?

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Why has human trafficking been a recurring issue throughout history? The word “Freedom” is a right that most humans take for granted each day. Unfortunately, throughout the world, not everyone has this beloved privilege. Millions of unlucky men, women, and children are being executed or forced into what is known as a modern day slavery. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, with hundreds of thousands in the United States. For thousands of years, humans have been forced into numerous forms of sexual and physical slavery. Human Trafficking has been a recurring issue throughout history because of its lack of awareness, economical burden on people, and financial gain for smugglers. Initially, human trafficking is a global issue that many are unfamiliar with or unaccustomed to. For example, Jeanne Allert, executive director of The Samaritan Women, which runs the Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition on human trafficking states that, “There is simply a reluctance to accept that children in this area are victims of sex trafficking,” and “People do not believe it happens in the States.” In most communities, awareness of human trafficking is not present because society does not want to believe that human trafficking exists around them. Communities that have tried to publicly make address the issue of human trafficking have failed because of the confusion regarding who is the victim. In the United States,

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