Sex Trafficking Is The Most Common Form Of Human Trafficking

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“Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age” ("Human Trafficking"). World wide there are over 27 million victims of Human Trafficking. Sex trafficking is a global issue that affects many , occurring in over 167 countries, it is the most common form of human trafficking. (“Global Report on Trafficking in Persons”). In India, every hour four women enter prostitution, one of four willfully and the other three of them against their will. Every year nearly 7,000 Nepali girls are sold into Indias red-light district(“Human Trafficking Facts”). In comparison to all other forms of human trafficking, sex trafficking is the most gender biased trade. It is more inclined towards women, so, the majority of sex trafficking victims in India are women. Adolescence girls make up about 40% of the whole (Ton, par 4). This means that girls ranging from age 10-16 make up almost half of women and girls that are victims of sex trafficking. The problem lies within the system and the people who partake in it. Solicitation of sex being inexpensive, the tiers of people within the system -including those who sale, those who buy, and those in the background, and the minimal risks of legal consequences for trafficking are all what keep the sex

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