Human Trafficking : The Post Modern Slavery?

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Name: Lara Kochenborger Professor: LaChe Pool Subject: English Date: February 19, 2016 Human Trafficking: The Post-Modern Slavery? Introduction: Human trafficking, being such a hideous crime, that privates people from their right to freedom, is not only largely hidden, but the victims are also often forgotten; could be extinguished if the problem received more attention by the authorities. Being a crime that exists since the beginning of the times, we should expect to see more action being taken against people being taken (sometimes against their will sometimes coerced into it) from their countries, cities and houses, and forced to do services they did not sign up for. Many people don 't even know that human trafficking still exists and the government numbers about the topic are often outdated, what makes it harder to stop the practice of this crime. The governments of countries all around the world been taking actions against this practice, but not with a high number of successes. The criminals are often well hidden behind a curtain of anonymity that prevents them of being caught. “We cannot rely upon the silenced to tell us they are suffering.” – (Ashrawi, Hanan) Targets: Based on testimonials of victims that have escaped the world of human trafficking, it is possible to see a pattern while looking at these victims. 98% of the victims are women and children, from this number 20% are children. Most of the people that fall into this world are
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