The Issue Of Sex Trafficking

1275 Words Nov 17th, 2015 6 Pages
For thousands of years women and children, boys and girls have been sold into unwilling slavery. In 1927, the League of Nations was founded, this organization was formed to focus on world peace and it also focused on human trafficking. In 1932, Japan had set up a system where women all across Asia were forced into sexual slavery. The women were housed in what were known as "comfort stations." The conditions in these stations were atrocious, with each woman detained in a small cubicle, and received beatings and other tortures if they were defiant against the tortures brought down upon them. In 1956 India conformed the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. This act was supposed to persecute the third parties involving human trafficking. Although, this act was bound to protect the women involved, it often ended up putting them in worse situations. In 1995, the United Nations held the fourth world conference, this actually put into motion that sex trafficking was a violation on a womans right for the refusal of any sexual notion she does not find herself involved in willingly. This act put into motion the establishment of local and international law enforcement to try and contain the ever growing black market of human slave trafficking. “The United States Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 defines “severe forms of trafficking” as: a) “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to…
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