Brief background and issue on hand
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery which occurs within a country or trans-nationally. According to the United Nations, human trafficking is defined as “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation". Even though the system slavery is now abolished and banned in many countries, numerous cases still happen in our backyards. Traffickers take the victim’s ignorance as their “guilty tools” and make use of them for trading. This harms the real value of humanity, and also brings the problem of inequality to the society. Being a woman or being in a different culture, cannot define their class. To protect the rights of humans, to speak out for the people who are less fortunate, regulation and companies have to be set up to combat the crime and set the victims free. If gang activities can be controlled, then victims can turn over a new leaf and the rate of human trafficking will drop significantly.
Country’s past involvement with the issue
Slavery system existed in Canada until 1833, when slavery was officially abolished. Mainly aboriginals or black slaves were purchased or employed by wealthy families as domestic servants, farm hands and skilled artisans. However, Canada’s role in slave trade was minor, because slaves were an unaffordable expense for settler-proprietors. By 1970, the abolition movement gained credence in Canada. A...
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...nus 404 days for time already served) because he earned over $350,000 by sexually exploiting a 15 year-old girl daily for two years. Two years of committing the crime can be sum up into a three year sentence, it seems like pennies from heaven to the criminal. Without actual threat for the gang, they will just simply see rules as nothing. They will not stop doing so until they have met the punishment that they deserve.
Echoes from the society are the strongest power to move the governors. Then non-governmental organizations which combat human trafficking should take their roles to disclose the truth to the public. Organization act as an important and direct channel between victims and citizens. With their help, human trafficking will soon disappear because of the rising public awareness and the increasing consciousness of knowing human trafficking as a deadly crime.