Plan of Action for Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence

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Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking Abstract Human trafficking is a crime that without the proper direction will cost the human being the right to have freedom. Every person has the right to choose and not fall into being victimized by someone who is in the pursuit of indentured servitude. This billion-dollar industry is aiding the criminal acts such as drug trafficking and production, sexual assault, sexual rape (male or female), and most of all abuse and neglect of all the victims involved. Most people want to believe that human trafficking is non-existent and only happens to victims who are participating in any illegal enterprise. The ugly truth is that most people who have been trafficked did not know the ramifications…show more content…
So everything needs to be evaluated to make sure they are not contributing to human trafficking and/or the death of the victim. When it comes to the labored help (farmhands, nannies, etc.), there should be a system in place that their living situations should be monitored. This can be accomplished by being able to go to persons’ residence and/or job and have conversations with them just to let them know that if something goes wrong they have help. An estimated 2.5 million people are in forced labor (including sexual exploitation) at any given time as a result of trafficking (International Labour Organization). According to the United Nations compiled report, “In 2006 there were only 5,808 prosecutions and 3,160 convictions throughout the world” (United States State Department, 2007). This means that out of all the people that were being victimized, if you had 800 victims only one person was prosecuted. That number is absurd! So why is that so many people are not prosecuted for these heinous acts of crimes against a human? One reason is because when it comes to what is legal or nor changes depending on what part of the world one is in. What may be illegal here in the United States may be legal in other countries. In some countries, the law enforcement either condones or has a hand in human trafficking. “Corrupt police can become directly involved by helping create and shield a trafficking scheme or by colluding with traffickers by alerting them to
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