Human Trafficking Is A Global Phenomenon

1054 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
When people think of the word slavery in the present day most people think of it as something that has passed, something that happened a long time ago. It was a tragic historical event that involved the capture and exportation and exploitation of human beings who were forced into labor with no freedom of movement or choice. However, the reality of the situation is that slavery still exists today, and on an even greater scale than it did many years ago. That form of slavery is human trafficking. It is commonly referred to as "modern-day slavery”. People are still stripped of human dignity, choice and human rights on a grand scale.
Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that manifests in the form of sex trafficking, bonded labor, and organ trafficking. Human trafficking is a gruesome practice of enslavement and perversion affecting millions of (mostly) girls all around the world. It is a major concern for governments and states alike. It is an issue that spreads through every developed country as well as underdeveloped ones. It is based on the forcible migration of people in order to exploit them. The practice of human trafficking is the exploitation of individuals through force, fraud or coercion. Human Trafficking is an issue that has existed for centuries however it has just recently entered the dialogue of legislators, law enforcement and social workers. There are millions of people who are victims of human trafficking. The majority who are affected are women and…
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