“According to UNICEF, every two minutes a child is being prepped for sexual exploitation.” Studies have shown that 1.2 million children are being trafficked each year. “This number excluded the millions already being held hostage by trafficking.” (1).
We fail to prevent it, discuss it, or even acknowledge it. However, inaction will only exacerbate a problem that should not be allowed to continue. Gardner-Webb University “Release the Captives” club is an on campus anti-human trafficking club that raises awareness and funding for anti human trafficking organizations. But we still need help. There are a number of ways you can help us in stopping human trafficking: become involved in human anti-trafficking awareness, support any anti-trafficking organization that you feel comfortable with, pray for all (victims, responders, persecutors, and profiteers) involved in human trafficking, and continue to pray that God’s justice will break out in the
Of the 13,325 calls made to the Human Trafficking hotline, 4,546 were made by community members; that is highest amount of calls were made by a single source. By making people aware of the crime, it can help to the spread and vast reach of trafficking. Not only an increase from a decade ago, but also a difference between two years that sees an increase in reported cases and victims. 2016 alone saw 7,572 reported cases of human trafficking, 2015 saw 5,526 cases reported, and 2014 saw 5,042 reported cases. There were 4,293 more reported cases in 2016 than 2012. This data shows an increase in recent years, the data from the human trafficking hotline is as current as for December 31, 2016.(Human Trafficking hotline 1) The recent increase within recent years is putting many people at
Developing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental complications can be a result of how traffickers gained and kept their victims (Background). Compassion could be used to affect the mental stability causing a victim to feel helpless, humiliated, insecure, and to mistrust others with the fear of returning to sex trafficking (Deshpande). Women and girls can also be playing psychological games with the traffickers, they can make the victims disoriented and confused when they scatter the victims all around the world. Addictions of alcohol and drugs can be used by the victims to help calm themselves or the addiction can be forced upon the victims. Physical violence and forced sex leave numerous mental and physical scars. The lasting effects include, STDs, head trauma, unwanted pregnancies, miscarriages, forced abortions, mutilations, and sicknesses that comes from bad conditions the victims are kept in (Deshpande). These effects on victims need to be treated right away so it does not badly affect their future. Deshpande explains why victims need to be treated as soon as possible,
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: At the end of this presentation the audience will be convinced that human trafficking is an issue that they all need to be a part of and take action against so that women and children can be freed from modern day slavery.
Sex trafficking is the second biggest transnational crime behind drug trafficking. This major crime occurs every day and many times in plain sight. Sex trafficking, also referred to as human trafficking, is a widespread crime that sells and forces vulnerable people to have sex. The average child between the ages of 11-14 years old are recruited for prostitution in the U.S (Sex Trafficking, 2014). This has become a global issue within the last decade affecting just about every country. The United States is the primary destination for trafficked victims from other countries. More should be done to heighten the awareness of the public to this growing problem in our country. The following will discuss the general characteristics
Girls are the most common victims when it comes to sex trafficking but boys and young men also fall victims. When boys get sexually abused or trafficked, they are usually afraid of not being believed or being made fun of so they will not usually report it. “. . . males who experience sexual abuse and report it are often met with disbelief from local authorities, medical professionals, and even family members” (Bringing the Sex Trafficking
It’s terrifying to know that there are unsolvable issues beyond and in our own cities. As we turn on our local news channels, we often see bolded headlines that contain events in which someone has been abducted, beaten, and even murdered. We observe the effects of evil from our living room and wish there was a way to better the issues that feel heavy with our hearts. We begin to dread the days that follow because we fear the next headline will be news of a loved one. It reaches a point where everything feels as if it has collapsed inside and there is no fix. Human trafficking is one out of many of those issues, but with the help of those who feel lost and weak because of it, we can try to scare off any further occurrences by taking action
According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. Human trafficking is the transporting of people between countries for exploitation. In the early 1900s, human trafficking began to become a political issue, but this is an issue that has been going on for centuries. Human trafficking is more than just the illegal trade of people, it also includes forcing victims into slavery and compelling victims to commit sexual acts, many times for the purpose of creating pornography. Human trafficking is an issue that needs to be addressed by many countries and organizations, but unfortunately this topic is often ignored to an extent. The
This article contends that despite the passing of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and improvement in the provision of services for victims of human trafficking, most research has been directed towards adults rather than children. The authors found that aggregated data gathered from a multitude of international and domestic studies reveal that aid and rehabilitation for child victims of sex trafficking is truly nonexistent and that many victims end up being forced into the juvenile justice system or receiving inadequate treatment mental health treatment. The authors discuss the situation further by examining the publications available covering information about child sexual abuse and child maltreatment. While each of these
In this paper, human trafficking is examined as a significant gender issue. Human trafficking is a difficult issue to evaluate due to differing statistics. The issue is complex which makes evaluating the scope and roots to the issue challenging. Some populations, such as women, foster children, immigrants, and African-Americans are identified as being higher at risk of being trafficked. There are many implications for practice for human trafficking victims and to bring attention to this issue.
Today it is not rare to turn on your T.V. to the news and seeing or hearing something about human trafficking at least once per year. Many of us have heard this term or have some idea of what it is; child trafficking is “a crime involving the movement of children for the purpose of their exploitation” (TECL, 2007, pg. 1). A child can be considered a victim of child trafficking if he or she “has been moved within a country, or across borders, whether by force or not, with the purpose of exploiting the child” (TECL, 2007,
Human trafficking occurs when thousands of women, men and children are forcibly transported from their country to another country illegally. Their traffickers may abduct or decept them in means to use them as sexual exploitation or forced labour to get goods and money in return. This is a common issue all over the world, in countries like Africa, Asia, the United States and many more. According to the data provided from the National Human Hotline, In 2016 the percentage of human trafficking in the United States rose to 35.7. Even though that was last year, it still continues to drastically increase this year based on the 26,727 human trafficking calls and 7,572 cases being reported. Clearly, the issue has not disappeared and has not improved. Human Trafficking has been defined as Modern Day Slavery for many years, but the real concerns about the issue should be why it’s happening in the first place, who is responsible for it and what to do to alter it.
Women make up two thirds of the victims of human trafficking, the majority of women who are trafficked are lured into it by false promises of employment but are drugged raped and drugged, taken captive, beaten or threatened with violence.
Human trafficking includes more than sex and labor abuse, victims are also used as slaves, used to pay off the abductor’s debt, and often for their organs. People are being abducted from the streets and threatened. Many immigrants are led to believe they are getting a better life, but are truly becoming victims to human trafficking through coercion. Victims are usually children, women, and those living in poverty. Seventy-nine percent of all cases are women that are used for sexual exploitation (Majeed & Malik, 2017). Although, children, women, those stricken by poverty, and immigrants tend to be easier targets for these criminals, no one is excluded from the possibility of becoming a victim of human trafficking. Families are living in fear. It is important that the severity of this social problem becomes a high priority to everyone for awareness and solutions. Children are being abducted and harmed, some never return home.