Sex Trafficking : The Exploitation Of Women And Children

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Sex trafficking is the exploitation of women and children, within national or across international borders, for the purposes of forced sex work. Modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work.Human trafficking impacts people of all backgrounds, and people are trafficked for a variety of purposes. Men are often trafficked into hard labor jobs, while children are trafficked into labor positions in textile, agriculture and fishing industries. Women and girls are typically trafficked into the commercial sex industry, i.e. prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation (Facts on Human Trafficking). Victims of sex trafficking involve women, men, girls or boys, but the…show more content…
Also, victims have psychological harms which include mind/body separation/dissociated ego states, shame, grief, fear, distrust, hatred of men, self-hatred, suicide, and suicidal thoughts. Victims are at risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, acute anxiety, depression, insomnia, and physical hyper-alertness. Victims of trafficking are forced into various forms of commercial sexual exploitation including prostitution, pornography, stripping, live-sex shows, mail-order brides, military prostitution and sex tourism. Sex trafficking can also takes place in a variety of public and private locations such as massage parlors, spas, strip clubs and other fronts for prostitution. Victims may start off dancing or stripping in clubs and then be coerced into situations of prostitution and pornography. Some people may think they are having fun at first but later they realize they don’t want to do the things. If you are a victim of sex trafficking or you think you have come in contact with a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1.888.373.7888. (FACT SHEET: SEX TRAFFICKING). There are certain groups or tiers that countries are categorized into. These have to do with the government handle on human trafficking. These include 3 different
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