The online Oxford Dictionary defines human trafficking as, “ the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.” Therefore, this is modern day slavery. Women and children are being tortured, abused, and scared physically and mentally for the rest of their lives. Also, once in the sex-trade business it is very unlikely that the victim will come out alive. About 30,000 women and children are found dead each year due to them being victims of sex-trafficking. Many people think of sex-trafficking being an issue in third world countries but the truth is that many of the victims end up in the United States.
But those plus the streets are where people are sold most often. There are many reasons and causes for sex trafficking. The factors behind sex traffic... ... middle of paper ... ...ll to hide it. Even though there are laws prohibiting sex trafficking, there are way too many causes to get it to be gone for good. Works Cited "Selling American Girls: The Truth About Domestic Minor Sex-Trafficking."
“Children being sold for sex at truck stops; servants held in captivity and forced to clean for free, and women forced into the sex industry, forfeiting their earnings.” (Baldas, 2012, p.A.1) Human trafficking, commonly know as ‘modern-day slavery’; “--involves the use of deception and coercion to persuade victims to cross national borders in search of new jobs and better opportunities. Once the target has arrived in a foreign country, he or she is then forced into some form of labor bondage.” (Staff, 2013) Human trafficking does not just happen in developing countries, it can also happen in developed countries. Human trafficking a prohibited crime, that has been around since biblical times, all these men, woman and even children have been across the border and sold into slavery. Human trafficking is when humans are sold into forced labour, sexual exploitation; meaning forced to perform sexual acts for paying clients, or the removal of organs or tissues. Human trafficking is wrong because, its an illegal worldwide problem, violation of human rights, its one of the fastest growing crimes, and its modern-day slavery.
The United States - An Unsafe Haven Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery or forced labor. The most common form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation which is the slavery of unwilling people for sexual purposes. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) sexual exploitation is the most common form of modern day slavery. Although it’s a commonly talked about subject, media’s portrayal of the matter has led many people from the United States to subconsciously relate it to Third World Countries. Many United States citizens aren’t aware that it is very prevalent in America as well, if not just as common, more.
These are individuals that have been subject to exploitation and serious human rights violations. Whereas governments tend to be concerned about human trafficking primarily because of links between human trafficking and other forms of organized crime as well as fears of illegal immigration, trafficking is first of all a threat to the individuals – men, women and children – that are trafficked. (Rosenberg) If the signs that human trafficking were occurring were known, then the risk of young, innocent women being kidnapped to be used as sex slaves against their wil... ... middle of paper ... ...thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/15/5-things-to-know-about-human-trafficking/>. "Modern Slavery - Free the Slaves." Free the Slaves, 2007-2013.
Politically speaking, in some parts of the world, it is considered acceptable to own slaves. Human trafficking is an international occurrence, and it is post-modern slavery. As a rule, when victims are trafficked they are forced into a life of work in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, retail and domestic service (Rosen). However, when underage girls/young women are exploited, they are usually trafficked for commercial sex (Rosen). 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.
Human trafficking, or the selling and buying of people, is a well-hidden yet prominent issue within today’s society. It is both an immoral and horrific topic that needs brought to attention and dealt with. When human beings are manipulated into work, sexual servitude, or economic hardship, human trafficking is occurring. In the year of 2006, only one individual is convicted of human trafficking per 800 victims (UNGIFT). By looking at straight statistics, reasons human trafficking happens, and the toll it has on people, it is very clear that this is a major issue that is happening in our world.