Sex Trafficking : The Exploitation Of Women And Children

1370 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
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 majority genders are women and girls. People lure victims into these situations by including: a promise of a good job in another country, a false marriage proposal turned into a bondage situation, being sold into the sex trade by parents; husbands; boyfriends; and being kidnapped by traffickers. Sex traffickers use a variety of methods on their victims which include: starvation, confinement, beatings, physical abuse, rape, gang rape, threats of violence to the victims and/or to the victims’ families, forced drug use and the threat of shaming their victims. Victims also face many health risks, and physical risks. These physical risks include: drug and alcohol addiction; injuries, such as broken bones, concussions, burns, vaginal/anal tearings;…
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