Sex Trafficking : A Serious Crime And A Grave Violation Of Human Rights

1876 Words Dec 12th, 2015 8 Pages
Human trafficking is “a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights” according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (What is Human Trafficking - UNODC). Sex trafficking is also recognized as the sexual exploitation of human rights, especially those of women and children (UNODC). Sex trafficking and sex work are major issues within feminist debates with differing opinions. Due to its underground and discreet nature, it is difficult to determine how prevalent it is and what different approaches are needed to address it (Kempadoo 143). This paper observes sex trafficking in the Nigerian society and in the global world. Analyzing the different factors responsible for sex trafficking that arise from an interaction between Nigeria and the global community. Also, it would review the victim narrative that stem from these debates on sex trafficking and sex work. Thesis:.....
Growing up in Nigeria, I was not exposed to many things, especially not prostitution. Most of my knowledge on prostitution came from Nigerian TV shows. However, one thing was clear, prostitution was not a job of prestige, neither was it a low-class job, rather, it was not (and is still not) considered a job in Nigeria. There are strong (negative) sentiments around women who engage in sexual activities with men (or women) who are not their husbands. It is considered a ‘menace’ in the society that must be eradicated (Aborisade and Aderinto 297). But the issues of sex trafficking elicits a…
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