In the developing countries I feel for them because I really don’t know their laws that well but some families sell there young ones for the money. I have a young one and I can only imagine how heartless those families can do just for the money. About my opinion it changed to because I do understand that they use these people to get the drugs smuggled in. These people also lose their lives to because of the conditions they live in. I really hope they put a stop to this but in this world I don’t think they would ever stop the human trafficking operation because these operation generate so much money.
Human trafficking in today society is modern day slavery. Victims pay to be illegally transported into the United States only to find themselves in the hands of traffickers. They are promised a new life where they can start all over in the U.S. Usually the people that are trafficked across continents are from poor social classes and are fed lies so that later they can be trafficked and abused by others. Most of the people trafficked are forced into prostitution, involuntary labor and other forms of servitude to repay the debt that they owe. The FBI states “Human trafficking represents an estimated $32 billion in international trade yearly, illegal international trade estimated at $650 billion in 2010”.
What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the sale or trade of human beings, is also defined as modern day slavery. This issue is a serioues problem that violets the human rights and the dignity of a human being. Every year, millions of people that live in poor or in war conflict areas are kidnap by traffickers. which kidnap mostly womans and chlidren for the purposes of sexual abuse, forced labour, domestic work, removal of organs or prostitution.
This article written by Peter Ford explains briefly what happens to people smuggled across borders, “they are "stripped of their documents, don 't speak the language, and are usually held in captivity or under psychological coercion," according to Ms. Kanics. Working as prostitutes, in sweatshops, on farms, or on building sites, they are forced to give their earnings to smuggling rings to repay them for the trip.” (Ford par. 12) They have no choice other than to listen to what the smugglers tell them to do. Going to the law enforcement is not an option for them, because
When they’re being used as sex slaves, the traffickers physically and mentally assault their victims in order to bring down their pride, dignity and ones self worth. Sex Trafficking is not just a country problem but a global problem that people should be aware of everyday. When we see young women and girls in the street, we sometimes turn our head away and think they’re just doing it because they want to. Yet, we don’t take the time to think what if they were forced into doing this? No one knows the estimate number and growth of the industry but do to the illegal nature of trafficking, it is a huge criminal industry.
It also leads to their exploitation. Although best known form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation, hundreds of thousands of victims are also trafficked for forced labor, forced labor as domestic servants, child begging, or the removal of organs. Basically, human trafficking means to displace individuals and force them to provide a service against their will.
Children are more concerned and involved in human trafficking since they are sent into pornography and sex industries, making more money for sellers. Moreover, poverty is the main reason behind human trafficking. When people are hungry, they commit unexpected decisions and actions(Feingold, 2005). Human Rights mainly highlight the importance of an individual’s freedom and the dignity each person should have. UNHCR is one of the major United Nations associations trying to fight human trafficking(Avramov, et al., 2013).
But besides the usual types there are other forms of trafficking that are overshadowed. People are trafficked for their organs. Just imagine that. Being kidnapped from your home and forced the surgically remove organs like kidneys from your body so they can be sold on the black market. Or even worse, imagine being purposely abused or mutilated so you can receive more sympathy.
Louise Shelley states "With demand and uncoordinated enforcement efforts, the human trade for labor and sex cannot be stopped." She is right, human trafficking is forcefully moving humans to other locations for sex and labor. Most traffickers use the people for sex trafficking. Martha Irvine calls human trafficking "... a victimless crime, seeing domestic prostitution as something very different from sex trafficking with its cross-border abductions and brutal coercion -- a scourge that's come to the forefront of news in recent years." She states that people often mistake sex trafficking as prostitution but, in sex trafficking the people are always moved and abducted.
The conditions in these work environments are terrible, employees are treated unfairly, and they normally work for extensive hours. Another main cause in human trafficking is poverty. Due to poverty many victims are unemployed and uneducated. Because of this they are more willing to enter the trade voluntarily or they are lied to and tricked by pimps and promised a better life.... ... middle of paper ... ...zations are provided by the United States to help combat human trafficking. These programs inform citizens about the dangers of modern-day slavery and help to create new non-government organizations.