Human Traficking Survivors : Causes And Consequences Of Human Trafficking

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Intro Human trafficking is defined as the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commerical sexual exploitation. Karla Jacinto, a 24 year old woman from Mexico, is a victim of this violence called human trafficking. She speaks of her traumatizing encounters in a CNN article called “Human Trafficking Survivor: I Was Raped 43,200 Times”. In this article, she says “...up to 30 men a day, seven days a week, for the best part of four years -- 43, 200”. This staggering number is very important to not only this article but this topic as a whole because it shows the reality of what human trafficking becomes for some people and how it changes the course of people’s lives forever. Human trafficking has become a trade so lucrative and prevalent, that it knows no borders and links towns in central Mexico, where Karla Jacinto, with cities like Atlanta and New York. Karla’s testimony was used as evidence in support for H.R. 515 or Megan’s Law that mandates U.S. authorities share information pertaining to American child sex offenders when these convicts attempt to travel abroad. In this CNN article, it says: “Her message is that human trafficking and forced prostitution still happens and is a growing problem in our world.” This quote is very important from this article because since Karla experienced human trafficking in first person, her opinion about it continuing to be a growing problem

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