Sexual Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in Russia

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Human Trafficking is the trade of humans for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is forced labor and sexual exploitation. Sexual Human Trafficking is a form of abuse entailing the sexual abuse of a person whereby a person is forced to conduct sexual acts for financial advantage. Unfortunately, it is a continuing issue today in many locations, especially Russia. Between thirty and sixty thousand woman are trafficked under false pretenses each year. Human trafficking in Russia is very much alive, and needs to be brought to the surface. Bringing the obstacle to light assists in figuring out a way to combat the problem. Human trafficking is the second fastest increasing industry in today’s world. Human trafficking affects many victims. These victims regularly and mainly include woman and children of any age that, in most situations, are not educated, are “neglected”, have a past or are still involved with drugs, or are poor (Children’s Rights: Russian Federation). Much more women are trafficked than men. Human trafficking in Russia was revived in 1993, when “pornography was widely available” (Tverdova 5). Women began to wear short skirts and revealing clothing. The pronouncement of female sexuality and the voicing of liberation led men in Russia to feel that they could violate women’s bodies. Economic shock soon came about around this time, thus leading men to begin trafficking woman in sexually forced labor to earn money (Tverdova 5). This led it to be the issue

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