(Shelley, pg. 230) The law says that a person under the age of 18 has to have been defrauded, forced or coerced into the sex trade against their will. Sex trafficking venues are wide and vast. Victims of sex trafficking can be found in brothels, strip clubs, esc... ... middle of paper ... ...ution than what is seen. There is a hidden side of this sex industry that objectifies America’s youth.
Forrest Bounds Mrs. Karhliker World Literature 13 march 2014 Title Lies, deceit, and abductions; human trafficking victims face either some or both of these methods to steal these men and women away from the lives they have built. Human trafficking is a plague afflicting most modern societies; men, women and children are trafficked for sex slavery and cheap labor against their wills. Often times Children are taken or lured from their homes and men a blackmailed into slave labor for little or nothing. Women and children are trafficked for sexual uses, mainly prostitution. The trafficking of humans is a massive underground industry throughout the United States as well as close to home mainly Chicago and it’s suburbs.
It is our duty, our purpose, and our priority to protect the innocent from a life of bondage; we must end human trafficking now. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation of the trafficker. This is “the third largest organized crime, a $10 billion industry” (Krishnan). Women are use as sex slaves, being sold multiple times in day, thousands of times during a year. There are children as young as three and four who are being sold for child pornography, why?
Sex trafficking is a form of contemporary slavery that induces and forces people into a commercial sex trade against their will. Many factors contribute to the sex trade and the exploitation occurs mostly to women and children. Through the age, gender, class, and race many are trapped in a never-ending cycle of coercion and abuse in order to survive in the corrupt society around them. One of the largest targets for sex traffickers is a child. Since children are considered vulnerable they are easily coerced or kidnapped and made to perform sexual acts for others and live in debt to their owner or pimp.
Effects of Sex Trafficking In order to understand how sex trafficking affects its victims, one must first know the severity of sex trafficking and what it is. The issue of sex trafficking affects 2.5 million people at any given time (Abas et al., 2013). The form of sex slavery affects many women and children across the world. Even though both males and females are sexually trafficked and exploited, there is a deep emphasis on the sexual exploitation of women and children. This is due to gender discrimination (Miller, 2006).
Crime experts predict that human trafficking will exceed the profitability of both arms trafficking and drug trafficking (Wheaton, Schauer, and Galli 114). This enterprise can traffic either gender, male or female. It can take people of any race and of any age. It is distressing to think that this horrid practice can even victimize young infants. Human trafficking is one of the oldest divisions of trafficking.
Forty-three percent of the 2.5 million people are trafficked strictly for sex. 1.2 million of these people happen to be children. These children are generally trafficked for forced labor with little to no pay or for forced sexual labor. The sex trafficking industry brings in around thirty-two million dollars per year. Many of the poorest and most unstable countries have the highest incidents of sex trafficking.
It is a version of slavery where of young women and minors being harboured and forced into prostitution. It is a major problem in not only foreign countries, but also in the United States. In the U.S, prostitution/human trafficking is in the top 10 of most common violations, number 1 in countries such as China, Ghana, Haiti, and ect. The numbers are rising, but why isn't anybody trying to stop this heinous crime? Law enforcements are not taking enough action to cease this horrific offense.
She states that people often mistake sex trafficking as prostitution but, in sex trafficking the people are always moved and abducted. Victims are often beaten to obey their trafficker. The most basic form of human trafficking is sex trafficking. The earnings of sex trafficking is "five million euroes a day" (Benitez, Ines) Also "most victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Spai... ... middle of paper ... ...sucked into human trafficking and can't get out of it. They often get into it from people already inside and start their hazardous journey to their death.
Human trafficking involves women, children as well as men, but the human traffickers are rather known for kidnapping women. When the victims are being used as slaves for someone else’s personal use they are also being physically and mentally abused by their overseer to rip apart their self esteem and confidence. These helpless victims are commonly kidnapped, taken by force and drugged and shipped off to another country to be taken advantage of as sex slaves Brazil, Thailand, India and Ghana are the most well know countries that are