The Issue Of Human Trafficking

1836 Words Oct 25th, 2016 8 Pages
Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, and this act was officially known as the beginning of slavery. On December 6th, 1895, President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in the United States; however, slavery was still practiced in some parts of the nation. Fast-forward to the 21st century where modern-day slavery is prevalent. Modern day slavery is very prevalent in our community, better known as human trafficking by society. Human trafficking is the illegal traffic of individuals for the purposes of sexual exploitation and commercial achievements. Individuals are misplaced and forced into slavery throughout the state. The targets of human trafficking are mostly women and children, some children are as young as 13 years old, and this act is called “child-trafficking”. This issue is not only of a safety matter but also of a public health issue. The victims are kept in unsafe environments, they are not housed properly, and they are also put on narcotics such as heroin and cocaine.
One of the reasons why human trafficking has progressed successfully is that many are uninformed of the practice of human trafficking in the nation let alone right in their neighborhoods and their local cities. As a victim, seeking help is forbidden and if one is not successful in meeting with the right individuals to assist them there will receive harsh penalty such as physical, verbal and mental abuse from their trafficker’s. Knowing who to consult with the problem is highly…

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