Human Trafficking Must Be Defined As The Illegal Movement Of People

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I picked this topic because human trafficking goes unnoticed and is a topic that gets over looked. As we know in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery, yet more than one million people are enslaved in the U.S. today. Human trafficking involves different ages, gender, ethnic backgrounds, and they are being trafficked throughout the world. At the end I hope to inform my peers about the reality and danger of human trafficking, as well share the solutions that we can do to help or avoid such a dangerous situation.
Nature of the Problem According to the Oxford Dictionary human trafficking can be defined as the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates 32 billion of dollars of profit per year (Homeland Security, n.d. para. 2). The largest groups of at-risk children are runaway, thrown away, or homeless American children who use survival sex to acquire food, shelter, clothing, and other things needed to survive on America 's streets. According to the National Runaway Switchboard 1.3 million runaway and homeless youth live on America 's streets every day, which 5,000 die each year (Child Trafficking Statistics, n.d. para. 8). Many youth, especially the children in human trafficking run away from

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