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.
Sex trafficking is the tragic and horrendous reality that is modern day slavery. It is forced prostitution and it is illegal, but the punishments are not properly enforced. It is a worldwide issue, existing virtually everywhere. Sex trafficking needs to be put to a halt! About 600,000 to 800,000 children, men, and women are trafficked across the world per year, of which 80 percent are female.
Today, human trafficking is used for the purpose of sexual abuse, removal of organs, forced labor, and slavery. Woman and young children are the main victims and as of January, 2012, over 27 million people have fallen victim to this illegal trade. “Over 160 countries across the world are known to be affected by trafficking” (Shukla). Survival stories and statistics reveal the dire reality of human trafficking and how it is becoming a rising problem around the world. To begin with, there are many causes that lead to human trafficking.
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).
which kidnap mostly womans and chlidren for the purposes of sexual abuse, forced labour, domestic work, removal of organs or prostitution. Why is it an important global issue? Human trafficking is a global issue, due to the fact that its a violation of the human rights, violation of property and dignity. The victims of human trafficking live with emotional, physical and mental disorders and damage. This problem is classified as a hidden crime, because most of the cases are unreported, and its affecting billions of people all around the world, forcing them into explotation every day, and more sexual explotation.
No child or women she have to suffer in that kind of way. The government all around the world should work together on stopping human trafficking and put away the criminals. In conclusion human trafficking is a vile and wicked crime, it is embarrassing to mankind and a gross abuse of human rights. People she work together on stopping human trafficking and protecting women children from this danger. Help those who are vulnerable and weak get better so they won’t have to experience human trafficking.
Human Trafficking is known as the “slavery of modern age.” Human rights are being violated everyday in this organized crime. The number of humans trafficked has been on the rise over the last few years, and there are possibly hundreds of thousands cases unreported (The EU’s dirty secret.) The secrecy and invisibility of the trafficking trade highly contributes to the growth and success of this organized-crime business. While the trafficking of woman and children in Europe may not immediately affect American lives, the illegal kidnapping, enslaving, and exploiting of people is a horrific human rights violation that all members of the American democracy should be concerned with. Human Trafficking has been an ongoing issue for centuries all over the globe.
“Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.” (Polaris Project) Human Trafficking is a serious issue that happens all over the world. Many people are turned into Human Trafficking. “3 out of every 1,000 persons world wide are in forced labor at any given point in time.” (Unicef) Even though the number at first glance seems to be very little, when you go research it further, only then can you begin to realize, how many people are actually suffering everyday in this living hell. Countless people believe that human trafficking is only women based, but actually “Victims of Human Trafficking in the US include US citizens or foreign nationals, adults or minors and men and women.” (Polaris Project) It is not only the selling and forced labor of women, it also includes minors and men, and yes, it is possible. The victims of this are affected very heavily.
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.
The Congressional Research Service notes: “Trafficking victims are often subjected to mental and physical abuse in order to control them, including debt bondage, social isolation, removal of identification cards and travel documents, violence, and fear of reprisals against them or their families.” Unfortunately, the true number of people trafficked, in the sex trade and into forced labor, is difficult to determine. The battle against the sex/labor trafficking, over the last decade or so, has become a human-rights issue (Rosen). Economically, tons of money is spent on purchasing slaves every year. The trafficking of humans is a billion dollar a year industry (Viamonte and Thomas-Poppell). As people become exceptionally vulnerable to exploitation, and businesses continually seek out the lowest co... ... middle of paper ... ...ring they do not originate from a sweatshop in a third-world country.