Imagine being taken from the comfort of your house and family. Then envision that you are forced to either inject or ingest as drugs to give sexual pleasure to one person while the other reaps financial benefits. You are experiencing such atrocity at the same moment in which your loved ones are mourn your loss. Eventually, you are unrecognizable and affected by traumatizing experiences. The effects that you frequently feel are numb and now you are suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. This is the reality that many endure on daily basis. It is caused by the constant practice of human trafficking.
Though it may be receiving more attention in recent years, it could be argued that the complete magnitude of human trafficking is still not fully comprehended. Professor of Epidemiology, Rezaeian Mohsen, has stated that, “The ultimate intention of human trafficking is to give illegitimate power to a human being in order to force another human being to be a subject of modern slavery i.e. prostitution, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, etc.” (Mohsen, 2016, p.36). This type of illegitimate power has the opportunity to thrive in a global economy where minimizing costs and maximizing profits is the ultimate goal. Globalization and regional integration have contributed to an environment in which human trafficking is not only the
27 million people all over the world are currently being forced into human trafficking or modern day slavery, 161 countries including the US will be affected by human trafficking. 1 million children will be exploited by the commercial sex trade each year. Sex trafficking began in the 1700s in the United States. It hasn’t been stopped because it continues to increase over the years. Even though the law enforcement and people around the world could be strong enough to stop human trafficking, I believe this situation needs to be more focused on and stopped as soon as possible. Because Human Trafficking is increasing rapidly and Oklahoma is a cross-way for sex trafficking due to the interstates such as I-35, I-40 and I-44.
Sex Trafficking is a global phenomenon defined most often as the trade in women and children using force, fraud or coercion to cause a commercial sex act. Prostitution, pornography and sexual performance that is committed in exchange for money, drugs, shelter, food or clothes is defined as a commercial sex act. Sex Trafficking has a firm grip as a multi-million dollar production, recently skyrocketing with the modern era of technology that allows the business to become even more elusive and harder to track. We’ve all heard of the terminology, but how many of us actually know what sex trafficking entails? January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention
Human trafficking is a global issue that receives very little attention throughout the modern world; this issue effects every country on the global and all different types of cultures. Hillary Clinton said in 2009 “Trafficking thrives in the shadows, and it can be easy to dismiss it as something that happens to someone else, in somewhere else, but that is not the case. Trafficking is a crime that involves every nation on earth, and that includes our own.” (Behnke, 2015) This report will be focusing on how the different types of human trafficking play a role in different types of societies. I will explore the how economic impact on the western world because of human trafficking for labor to the impact of human trafficking for sexual exploitation in poverty-stricken and industrial countries, while also looking at the different types of individuals that are impacted by human trafficking. I will explain some of the local and global laws in place for human trafficking victims and their traffickers. This will include the laws that the United Nations has put in position to safeguard victims of human trafficking throughout the world. Asking the question, can we do more on a local and global scale to protect victims of trafficking and the prosecution of traffickers and if so what?
The innocence of a child is a cherished value held in the heart of all children. All children deserve the purest of education and care, completely free of coercion and threat. Through the twisted criminal act of human trafficking, innocent children are placed into a modern day act of slavery. Though the thought of enslaving children is shocking, the issue of human sex trafficking is still well alive and rising in the United States. In efforts to raise awareness and inform the public of this heinous act, it is important to identify the issue of human sex trafficking, capture the johns while raising awareness, and to provide rehabilitation for the victims.
The image above helps illustrate this issue as it portrays the essence of how a human being is used and abused as a commodity as a result of the sex trafficking industry in the world. The bar code symbolizes various aspects of the capitalist world we live in. It represents a product, a good to be sold, traded, used and consumed. The bar code on the arm of a human being is degrading and shocking, but accurately reveals how a person’s self worth, dignity and rights are abused by the sex trafficking industry. The image reveals what happens when a trafficker uses a human body as its tool, sex toy or machine to make a profit.
Imagine waking up in complete oblivion, drenched in your own sweat, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, in an unknown location. The fear of what’s to come next is trapped in your head. What? How? Who? Is all you ask yourself. You become a lost soul who 's left without any hope for a better tomorrow. No one ever believes it can happen to them , and it’s the last thing on anyone’s mind. “Human And Sex Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world” ( stop the traffik. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2016). It 's such huge crime , yet the authorities can’t get it under control. These horrific events take place all over the world and there 's only a few countries trying to due away with it. The public knowledge on this subject is extremely low, some people believe it only happens in the movies they watch, while others don’t even know it exist. The first step to getting rid of trafficking should be to inform everyone on this serious matters that 's taking place daily. The knowledge will benefit everyone because it ' will inform people on the illegal crimes that 's taken place and it will allow people to recognize it and protect themselves from it. Once it 's recognized people will be able to prevent these events from taking place.
Sex trafficking has been a major profession for centuries. Over time the victims involved in the crimes have been pinpointed out by the traffickers. People worldwide are reaching out and helping those involved in the crime. In addition, traffickers are improving their ways to make their work more efficient. Sex trafficking is a worldwide problem that is now being addressed, and we are seeing the major impact its had on adults and children.
We live in a world where millions of people are sold into human trafficking for the purpose of exploitation. Millions of lives are destroyed every year by smugglers trying to make a profit out human being. According to the U.S. Department of States, an estimated 20.9 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world. Human trafficking relinquish people’s freedom and makes them susceptible to modern slavery.
Human Sex Trafficking is the action of illegally recruiting, human beings either within national or international borders for sexual exploitation purposes. It is hard to pinpoint how many people are being affected by trafficking, due to the secrecy that traders practice. Young teens are admitted in sex trade around the age of 12-14 years old. The sex traffickers are generating almost 100 billion in profits per year. It is the third largest international crime industry. In the U.S alone, around 15,000-17,000 people are being trafficked each year. This social problem is hard to interpret by others. People are not aware of the signs, dangers, and the effects that human sex trafficking has on society.
Force, fraud, or coercion to commit a commercial sex act with either an adult or causing a minor to commit the commercial sex act is called sex trafficking (shared hope). In other words, it is another name for sex slavery. In a journal article I read called “The Frequency of Burns Among the Victims of Sex Trafficking in Some Lower-Middle-Income Countries” by Mohsen Rezaeian, he wrote, “human trafficking can be considered as the mediator of modern slavery. Evidence suggests that human trafficking is going to surpass other varieties of trafficking including arms and drugs. It has been estimated that annually sex trafficking of young females is worth $32 billion. This explains why 49% and 21% of detected modern day slave victims are women and girls, respectively.” (Science Direct) When I think about slavery, I think about the horrific acts of slavery in the 1800’s, where African Americans were treated as the scum between our toes. Sex slavery, or sex trafficking, to me, is treating those victims the same as the African Americans were treated. Victims are lured into the business with numerous promises, all they have to do it commit the horrendous act. Being involved in prostitution, sexual performance, or pornography for something like money, food, clothes, drugs, or shelter is committing a commercial sex act.
The impact of human trafficking on its victims can be very great or very minor. For example, a victim could be trafficked for three months and in that time frame develop a drug addiction. When she is freed from being trafficked, she may have no psychological issues, only a drug issue. She may not need all of the services another victim may need. Another victim could have been trafficked since she was a prepubescent child and at 25 years old, she is scarred for life and there may not be enough treatment in the world to make her feel "normal." A third victim could need multiple types of treatment which can include psychological treatment, substance use treatment and physical treatment because she was infected with multiple STD's and was forced
People hear stories of young boys and girls going oversea and getting kidnapped. The child is into force labor or sex. In today society pimp is glorified as a lady’s man. In reality pimp are not lady’s men, pimps are criminal. The relationship between pimps and prostitutess is not what the society, imagining it more brute than what people perceive. Many people think that pimps are harmless because of the movies and the songs. Society needs to look deeper than the surface when it comes to pimps and prostitutes, that the relationship is master and slave as in human trafficking. The pimp is a person that forces young child into sex for money with brutal force, against the woman will. Prostitutes are a person that does sexual favors for another person for money or another trade. Pimp are actually people that use human trafficking. Human trafficking is when a pimp makes and prostitutes have sex for his or her gain not the prostitute. The pimp will go to the bus stop or train stop to spot a runaway that is vulnerable. Pimp likes to prey on girls that are the age between twelve and fifteen. Pimps believe a young person does not know how to be strong enough to fend off the advance of a pimp. The pimp will act as if cares about the runway take the runway in and take care of the runway. The pimp makes the runway love them as if he or she is his or her girlfriend or boyfriend. The runway gets comfortable and then ask the runway to have sex with some of his or her friends so he can
The effect human trafficking has on world today. Human trafficking is victims have been the most disrespect and terrified people in the world. They are sold to slavery either for sex or labor services. The sad part about human trafficking happens right under our noises. I think in some cases of the Unite States some of larger companies that are outsourcing human trafficking in order to keep their business standards by keeping customers happy. Most underage girls from ages 12-18 are used for human trafficking. Some of those girls are runways, or drug addictive and kidnapping from their parent. Human trafficking is the most profitable slavery around the world. Most of majority of human trafficking victims are very vulnerable such as, selling of small children, young underage women and sometimes elderly adults. I really think if someone who condemns this kind of brutal act toward anyone should be sent straight to electric chamber to die. Human trafficking victims has been caught and sold to higher bid for sex or slavery. Human trafficking most target the poor, and disaster area was people lives.in June of 2014, there a new law called JCMST in which it were stated bring down the danger of human trafficking of any kind .also, human trafficking has become a way for child mobilization , and teenage marriage is forced through