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Human Trafficking : Modern Day Slavery

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Haley Gooding
Mrs. Gallos
English 3 Honors
6 April 2017
Human Trafficking
One of the most serious crimes worldwide, human trafficking is the buying, selling, and transportation of people for the use of sexual exploitation, forced labor, or organ removal. “Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” (What is human trafficking Homeland) It happens in the United States and foreign countries. Many people do not see it happening, but in fact it is happening all around the world. It happens in the most unlikely places, for example forced labor could be a hotel maid. “Victims may sometimes be kept behind locked doors, they are often hidden right
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Human trafficking includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sex trafficking.”( Human Trafficking Involuntary)
Worldwide human trafficking affects 1,000,000 people each year and between 20,000 and 50,00 just in the United States. According to data victim 's are 80% female and half are children.”Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.”(11 facts) . The United States is considered one of the main locations for victims for trade in the sex-trafficking industry. In countries such as Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa victims seek options for a better life via the internet, employment agencies or even local residents. Many victims are unaware of the conditions to which they are being recruited for nor do they understand the consequences of human trafficking. The ‘lover boy’ effect is when a girl is approached by a man and the man acts as the girl’s boyfriend and gains her trust by buying things. Then the ‘lover boy’; the recruiter, would ask the girl to meet his ‘friend’; which is the trafficker. “They look for people who are susceptible for a variety of reasons, including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, lack of a social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability.”(What is Human Trafficking Homeland)
Many individuals ignore the signs of human trafficking such as, living with the employer,
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