The World Are Victims Of Human Trafficking

1566 Words Nov 15th, 2015 7 Pages
It is estimated that more than 20 million men, women and children around the world are victims of human trafficking citation?. The United States is one of many countries that is a source and destination for these men, women and children of all nationalities. When most think of human trafficking, most think of sex trafficking. There is more than one way to traffic a human being though, whether it be through forced labor, debt bondage, or forced serving. Citation?. The first thing I asked myself before starting this paper was “I know it is happening everyday but because it doesn 't happen around me (that I know of), where is it happening?” The answer is brothels, massage parlors, street prostitution, hotel services, hospitality, manufacturing, janitorial services, construction, health and elder care citation?. This is a social problem because these are people and they are being either drugged or coerced into sex slavery for money. It’s an economic problem because people are getting tricked into working for a lower cost to pay off their “debt.” Trafficking human beings generates profit and therefore human trafficking is more popular than most would think. Some of the causes of human trafficking include poverty, oppression, lack of opportunity, civil unrest, internal conflict and war and lack of human rights. People of different races and ethnicities (as opposed to white people) are some of the most vulnerable to human trafficking. People (mostly rich business men) need to…
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