Statistics show that over 35 million dollars of Columbia’s economy results from human trafficking. Human trafficking causes lifetime trauma, varying from physical to psychological abuse. According to researches, people being trafficked suffer from depression and anxiety due to their unstable psychological state. Furthermore, physical abuse include bruises, broken bones, or even organ trading. Children are more concerned and involved in human trafficking since they are sent into pornography and sex industries, making more money for sellers.
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“As commercial sex is illegal in most countries, traffickers use the resulting illegal status of migrant women that have been trafficked into commercial sex to threaten or coerce them against leaving” (U.S. Department of State). Although women are targeted at much higher rates than men, Anti-trafficking programs and institutions do not focus their efforts directly on
While migrant smuggling may be one aspect of trafficking, it is not an accurate illustration of the phenomenon(Obokata, 2006). Migrant smuggling is different from human trafficking in three ways; 1) it involves consent from the person being smuggled unlike human trafficking victims who are coerced in some form, 2) the exploitation of the person being smuggled stops as soon as they reach their destination country while human trafficking victims continue to be victimized even after reaching another country/area, and 3) human smuggling is transnational, whereas human trafficking can occur across borders but also within them. (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, 2012)The similarities though, are that all of the people involved are victims. Whether it is from desperation or need, people who resort to smuggling are victims of their own lives and only want to secure a better future for themselves and both issues are geared towards those who are at risk. Human trafficking and smuggling are a form of human r... ... middle of paper ... ...ne day be eradicated.
When it comes to human trafficking the one thing we know is that trafficking for sexual exploitation is a huge issue all around the world. What we are not fully aware of is how big of a problem it actually is. Due to the illegality of human trafficking for the purpose of sex it is extremely difficult to truly appreciate the scope of the matter. Many differing estimates have been made to suggest the number of people that could be involved in this terrible trade, but these numbers do not explain the concealed activity of sex trafficking. They are only considered to be good estimates determined by the data collected.
Human Trafficking If you watch movies, television shows, and especially the news, it’s almost certain you have heard the term human trafficking. Human trafficking is the illegal transport of people for sexual and labor purposes, which is basically modern day slavery. Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking, even you. Women and children tend to be the main targets. Traffickers prefer to prey on people from poor households, ethnic minorities, and illegal immigrants, as well as people who aren’t well educated.
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Countries around the world have been practicing this business for decades, there are various reasons to why they depend on such a cruel practice. “Poverty and famine are two of the main drivers of human trafficking,” (“Human Trafficking”) also including globalization, “political instability, cultural mores, and a demand for sex workers” (Sex Trafficking”). Men, women, and children can all be victims of this heinous crime. Children are often kidnapped, or the parents will “sell their children to traffickers because they cannot afford to take care of them,” (“Human Trafficking”). Men and women who are
(Global Report in Trafficking Perso... ... middle of paper ... ...gainst human trafficking, for corruptors within country’s government systems are preventing proper prosecutions to take place. (Global Report in Trafficking in Persons) Few international organizations have been created to fight against the issue, these include the Polaris Project, Called to Rescue, and Free the Slaves. Human trafficking is an international issue that not only effects the victim it entraps, but also the world around it. The global demand for victims in the business of human trafficking is increasing daily, thus further amplifying its horrific effects. The economic benefits of this cruel industry have manipulated countries economies worldwide, thus further corrupting the international economy.
The act of trafficking a human being is equivalent to modern day slavery. It is the act of an organization taking victims through force, coercion, threat, fraud or deception and therefore involuntarily taking away a person’s dignity and freedom. It is an ethical challenge that the world faces today. Why has human trafficking become one of the largest crime organizations? Human trafficking has emerged as one of the largest organized crimes due to the amount of money it produces.