Included in that number are one million children that are exploited by the global sex trade every year. In the United States there is an estimated number of 50,000 foreign nationals being trafficked in every year and 400,000 domestic minors involved in this trafficking. (Dovydaitis, 2009) These are alarming numbers and something must be done to fight this modern day slavery. Those in healthcare are really in a position to help fight these atrocities. Our job as healthcare providers should be to raise the awareness of these crimes, develop tools to identify those who might be victims of trafficking, and to push for policy that will help fight modern day slavery.
About three out of every 1,000 persons worldwide are trafficked at any given point in time. Women and children are the primary targets, but men are also trafficked. Forced labor claims 20.9 million victims, of whom 90% are exploited in the private economy (Slavery Today). Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex, d... ... middle of paper ... ...to laws and increasing funding on the federal level; they were authorized more than 50 million dollars in federal funding for victim assistance, investigations and prosecutions, and critical prevention efforts. Their advocacy efforts were critical in supporting the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Acts or 2008 and 2013.
Child trafficking happens in every single country, including the United States. When people think of trafficking of people, most think of women, but children are also being sold as slaves all across the world. Children who are most likely to become victims are those who come from low income homes, have limited access to education and are struggling to survive. 2a. General Information Each year, more than 1 million children are victims of child sex tourism (CST) around the world.
Slavery Exists in the Land of the Free Human Trafficking is trading human beings for sex, labor, or any other force trade. It is known as modern day slavery. Many people in the United States believe that slavery was abolished long ago, but the truth is slavery exist more now than it ever has before. People are being trafficked all around us. Victims of human trafficking range in age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Human trafficking is a human rights issue that has been occurring for thousands of years. Human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, of a person for labor or services through the use of fraud.” (Ford 71.) The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade of Africans to the Americas to be sold into slavery was the largest case of human trafficking in the world. The Portuguese began the transportation of people from Africa and using them as slaves. In the late 1500’s British joined and later other countries became more involved.
Human trafficking for sexual exploitation are women and young girls. Approximately 80% of trafficking is for sexual exploitati... ... middle of paper ... ...is being able to develop and grow so rapidly. In conclusion society needs to be aware of human trafficking and the victims of human trafficking shouldn’t blame themselves for being in that position. Every victim in human trafficking has a life expectancy of 7 years and 1 out of 100 get rescued. Think about it, slavery was abolished 150 years ago and yet they’re more people in slavery today than at any other time in our history.
Every year over 800,000 people are trafficked; for sex, labor, or forced military action (Human Trafficking Statistics). Human trafficking is not just a phenomenon in under-developed third-world countries, it is happening right here in the United States. Slavery has always been a bustling business, but it has increasingly been edging itself back into our modern day culture. Human trafficking is immoral, because it is a form of indentured servitude due to political, economic, and health standard grounds. Politically speaking, in some parts of the world, it is considered acceptable to own slaves.
Majority of human trafficking are worldwide which involves the transportation of victims from Africa, South and Eastern Asia, Central and South America, Russia and other developing countries to developed countries in Asia, the Middle East, North America and central and southeastern countries of the European continent. It is the Asia-Pacific region where a majority of the world’s forced laborers come from followed by Africa. The Asia-Pacific region contributes 56% or 11.7 million victims, while Africa accounts 18% or 3.7 million victims of human trafficking. The meltdown of the global economy in the recent times has given rise to an increase in contemporary slavery. About 26 percent of modern slaves are children below the age of 18 years, out of which girls are the victims of child prostitution and
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, human trafficking is defined as “the illegal movement of people, typically for the purpose of forced labor or commercial sexual orientation.” Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked in the U.S each year. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry and it reportedly generates a profit of 32 billion dollars each year (11 Facts About Human Trafficking). Human Trafficking, otherwise known as sex trafficking, is a serious human rights violation. Human Trafficking is a violation of human rights because it is a form of slavery, it is a type of sexual exploitation, and it takes away the rights of women. What defines a slave?
The most common are sex trafficking or forced labor (Polaris Project). In many situations, traffickers are sex trafficking people and using forced labor (Polaris Project). In the United States, and the world, human trafficking is an issue that needs to be dealt with. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), in 2013, 25,000 calls were made to the NHTRC to register a potential trafficker in the USA (Polaris Project). It is estimated that every year, traffickers generate billions of dollars because of the millions of victims in forced labor (Polaris Project).