Human Trafficking Is A Crime

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There are more slaves in the world today than there were when Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s called Human Trafficking. A couple of years ago, there was a trafficking bust in Kansas City, where a man was trafficking his 14 year old stepdaughter, in the basement of sex shops. Thirty to Forty men would come every night to rape his daughter.(1) Human trafficking is a crime in almost every corner of the world. Now the question is, how can we stop it? Human trafficking is the transportation or the harbouring of individuals through means of forced fraud or coercion and for the purpose of some type of exploitation. Exploitation is at the heart of human trafficking.(1) In sex trafficking, exploitation implies the forced prostitution or sexual abuse of vulnerable men, women, and children. They experience several stages of degradation and physical and psychological torture.(1) Victims are trafficked across both national and international borders in every part of the world. They often pass among many traffickers, moving further and further away from home. (3)Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking. In the case of sex trafficking, a victim is brought under the control of her trafficker and is introduced into her life of prostitution and forced into a lifestyle of systematic rape. The traffickers have become very sophisticated at breaking down their victim to be able to put them out on the street. We think, oh well they chose this life, to make money

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