Sex trafficking is essentially systemic rape for profit. Force, fraud and coercion are used to control the victim’s behavior which may secure the appearance of consent to please the buyer (or john). Behind every transaction is violence or the threat of violence (Axtell par. 4). Just a decade ago, only a third of the countries studied by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime had legislation against human trafficking. (Darker Side, par.1) Women, children, and even men are taken from their homes, and off of the streets and are brought into a life that is almost impossible to get out of. This life is not one of choice, it is in most times by force. UNODC estimates that the total international human trafficking is a
I have come to believe that human trafficking only happened on movies, on series, on books or works of fiction. The scenes where the main character is abducted and then auctioned off or sold to a place somewhere that I often only saw as plots, well I’ve never seen it as anything special. But I was wrong. I was wrong to believe that they are just works of fiction, nothing more. I was wrong to just brush it off. I was wrong to have not realize that it’s a serious crime and a clear violation of human rights. Humans are being treated as objects and as commodities some person can sell or own. The fact that it is actually happening is fajangled. I am ashamed of my own ignorance, I had not known and had not noticed, till I was required to know about
Sex trafficking is a major problem in the world today and the only way to truly combat it is by raising awareness through the media. I say the media because it is the most effective tool to reach out to world’s largest audience. Although one person has the ability to change the world, it is not enough to change the process of sex trafficking. If everyone right now was able to view real, in depth information on sex trafficking, the problem would not go unnoticed. However, the thought would be out of people’s mind within a week because of some other news article, or video. I propose that we use the mass media to its full potential and rame through every aspect of social media and make the people uncomfortable. By doing this, I believe that it would be a more effective way to to keep the thought of sex trafficking linger in one’s brain enough for them to want to help change the problem.
The intentions of this research paper is quite clear, the intention being that of someone who wants to bring to light the reality of this horrendous crime. The crime being discussed is known as Sex Trafficking. Sex Trafficking by definition means the illegal business of providing a person especially a minor for the purpose of sexual services (Merriam-Webster Law)
"Sex trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act." (Polaris Project) Sex trafficking is happening in the United States more than people truly know. "An estimated 293,000 children are in danger of being sexually trafficked in the U.S. (Sexual Trafficking) In the United States some women sell themselves for sex for their own benefits, but countless others are made to be slaves for the benefit of the "pimp" by threats, fraud, abuse, coercion, and many other reasons.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was created to prevent human trafficking, to protect the victims of human trafficking, and to prosecute traffickers. Although it was well crafted, the TVPA is ineffective in achieving its purpose. Since its enactment, only a small percentage of victims have received help, and the prevalence of human trafficking in the U.S. has not decreased. In fact, human trafficking may be on the rise in Arkansas. Therefore, although amending the TVPA would make more people eligible for social services, not amending the TVPA would be an act of support towards organized crime, the spread of diseases like AIDS and TB, and modern slavery.
People, in general, believe there is a trafficking issue but that it doesn’t apply to everywhere in the world. The smaller the county, the less of a problem people believe trafficking is but this is not the case. No matter where in the world or the size of the county trafficking is an issue everywhere. Without specific focus on informing students about the risks and reality of this issue in the world, students are being thrown into society unequipped to protect themselves and others from becoming sex slaves. This issue is not one that should be taken lightly.
Attention Getter: Imagine going on a trip to a foreign country and you do not know anyone and you know little to none of their language. When you arrive at the airport and you see a man standing there holding a sign with your name on it. You decide he seems friendly enough to go with him because you do not know anyone at this point and will be lucky to find your way out of the airport. You reach the parking lot and all of a sudden there is an intense pain in your head and you blackout.
This forum was very interesting and informative. The writer included her opinion which made it easier to read. She used words that the average person would be able to understand. She included the main topic. She used facts to explain the main topic. The writer included ten sentences for each video/article. Overall, she fulfilled all of the requirements. I agree that the topic of sex is everywhere. Also, I agree that not too many people are trying to stop sex trafficking. It definitely needs to be stopped. Hannah you did a great job on this
For thousands of years women and children, boys and girls have been sold into unwilling slavery. In 1927, the League of Nations was founded, this organization was formed to focus on world peace and it also focused on human trafficking. In 1932, Japan had set up a system where women all across Asia were forced into sexual slavery. The women were housed in what were known as "comfort stations." The conditions in these stations were atrocious, with each woman detained in a small cubicle, and received beatings and other tortures if they were defiant against the tortures brought down upon them. In 1956 India conformed the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. This act was supposed to persecute the third parties involving human trafficking. Although, this act was bound to protect the women involved, it often ended up putting them in worse situations. In 1995, the United Nations held the fourth world conference, this actually put into motion that sex trafficking was a violation on a womans right for the refusal of any sexual notion she does not find herself involved in willingly. This act put into motion the establishment of local and international law enforcement to try and contain the ever growing black market of human slave trafficking. “The United States Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 defines “severe forms of trafficking” as: a) “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to
Sex, drugs, abuse and death. These are just a few things someone who was trafficked would see in there new life. Some token from their homes, tricked by love or by promises in to this world of pain. However the truly unfortunate are the ones born into this life. Knowing nothing else but pain and misery. Men, women, and child are all victims to this abuse, rape and death. Prostitution, child labor and trafficking are the main activities that goes on during the secretive, yet well-known topic.
In Cambodia, sex trafficking has grown to a troublesome issue. Sex trafficking, also known as sex slavery, has become one of the fastest growing crimes occurring in the United States and internationally. It is the third largest crime-business in the world, after drugs and arms trafficking. Women, girls, and even men and boys are victims of the billion-dollar sex slavery industry. Sex trafficking occurs everywhere, and it is not cultural specific, but a gender specific issue. There are numerous cases on sex trafficking, however child sex trafficking is extremely captivating to learn about.
An aspect of violence and abuse in childhood that I addressed was Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking is the gateway for sexual trafficking of children. In Fong, & Cardoso (2010) they note that “Researchers agree that there is a growing number of sexually exploited and trafficked children in the United States” (p.311) (as cited in Boxill & Richardson, 2007). In class we learned about commercial sexual exploitation of children. We also learned about what trafficking means. Trafficking is about recruiting and transporting individuals in a forced or coerced manner. In Fong, & Cardoso (2010) they note that The Trafficking Victims