Human trafficking is the modernized version of slavery that involves force, fraud, and/or a type of labor in a sexual act. The United States government defines it to be “In which a sex act is forced in which the person induced has not yet been attained eighteen years of age” (National Institute of Justice). Human trafficking is a threat to all nations and promotes breakdown of families and can support organized crime. Trafficking can occur everywhere. Human trafficking and human smuggling are related to one another, but different crimes. The difference between smuggling and trafficking is that smuggling is the illegal movement of someone across a border while trafficking is the illegal exploitation of a person.
Human trafficking is defined as a recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, of receipt of persons, by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power of a position of vulnerability for the purpose of exploitation (Human Trafficking Information). Today human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, has been one of the controversial issues in the United States and nationwide. In fact, it is now considered as the fastest growing multi-billion-dollar business form of organized crime. Also, Human trafficking is affecting the lives of millions around the globe and robbing the victims of their pride. As a matter of fact, Traffickers deceive men, women, and young children from around the world to force them into unspeakable
Many organizations have formed to establish several resolutions for combating the issue of human trafficking , both locally and nationally. I chose to investigate two existing social awareness campaigns located in Ohio. The reasons I decided to explore these two organizations is because of the obvious, that my classmates and I are in the state of Ohio but overall, it is due to the fact that this state rank's number five in the nation for human trafficking. There are explanations behind the ranking of Ohio for this issue. The first explanation is due to the inner city centers and country counties, which included a big immigrant population. The second explanation is due to five main highways located throughout Ohio. These highways make it convenient for human traffickers (Ohio State Bar Association, 2014).
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.
In conclusion I think that human trafficking is a topic that is not talked about a lot and it need to because is very important its a huge topic back then in the slavery year it was a big topic now all you see in the new is touristy attack or global warming which are very important topics but their not the only topics that are important and need to be heard by the public people need to know that slavery still exists.So what would you do if you were being stripped of your freedom and you were practically a slave what would you think knowing your family or your close friend were a victim and still is a
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 has been a long standing issue, but in recent years it has grown rapidly. The prevalent problem in the United States surrounding human trafficking is that most assume it is only happening in other countries. Dale Archer, a board-certified Psychiatrist, acknowledges that human trafficking is formally explained by the UNODC, or the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to be the taking of people by fraud, force or deception, with a goal of exploiting the person. There are several different parts to human trafficking such as forced labor, sex trafficking, servitude, slavery, and forced organ donation. It accumulates over 32 million dollars a year, which makes it one of the largest illegal activities in the world. Surprisingly,
People, in general, believe there is a trafficking issue but that it doesn’t apply to everywhere in the world. The smaller the county, the less of a problem people believe trafficking is but this is not the case. No matter where in the world or the size of the county trafficking is an issue everywhere. Without specific focus on informing students about the risks and reality of this issue in the world, students are being thrown into society unequipped to protect themselves and others from becoming sex slaves. This issue is not one that should be taken lightly.
Human trafficking is a prevalent issue in today’s day and age, more than we think. It is putting to work young people for far more hours than they should, with a much lower pay than normal. I learned that human trafficking are the migrants behind the scenes, delivering food to big box companies like Costco and Walmart. Not only that, most of the workers are minorities, Asian, Mexican, African. The trafficking workers are denied the rights of protection, and the bosses have no issue threatening them. Forced prostitution takes a huge chunk of human trafficking weighing in at 22%. 68% of human trafficking is the labor put into making and transporting the things we end up buying in stored. It is a scam that companies put out to gain more workers.
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
“They may use my body but my mind is free. In my mind, I escape”- Gladys Lawson
Human trafficking is a kind of exploitation which has been as a major problem for many countries in last decade. It subjects to force or fraud children, women, and men for sexual exploitation or forced labor. Human trafficking is a serious crime and is called as a modern-day slavery. Unfortunately, it is the fastest criminal industry in the world. Every human has a right to protect from violence, abuse, and exploitation. Victims of human trafficking are not always illegal immigrant, they may be legal immigrants such as having a work or student visa and even being a citizen there. Human trafficking is being difficult to prove due to lack of law enforcement, legal guidance, and cooperation from victim, so governments, non-governments, law enforcement,
“When a little girl is sold by her impoverished family--girls my daughter’s age--runs away from home, or is lured by the false promises of a better life, and then imprisoned in a brothel and tortured if she resists--that’s slavery. It is barbaric, and it is evil, and it has no place in a civilized world” (White House). Three years ago, Barack Obama, the president of the United States, condemned sex trafficking around the world with these words, and he gave it a weighty name--slavery. Despite the fact that India is very much a part of the civilized world with its tremendous progress and emergence as a global power and despite the abolishment of slavery for over 150 years in India, slavery still remains and is in fact, becoming increasingly
Thailand is very well known for its high proportion of human trafficking. The men and woman are constantly sold for their resources. Labor and prostitution are the most common cases. In Thailand there has been an uprising of human trafficking on the fishing boats or trawlers. On the trawlers many men are forced to work without pay under the impression that they owe money. The men come from neighboring countries of Cambodia and Burma. Among many boats, abuse is a normal practice to keep the men detained and to continue forcing them to work. There are many issues surrounding the human trafficking on trawlers, but with the issues there are solutions and restrictions to the forced labor of the men on these boats. Thailand’s labor protection