Globally, about 20 to 30 million people are involved in the human trafficking system, and of those, 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked in the United States every year. Human trafficking is more prevalent today then ever before. It is the third largest crime internationally. People are abused and taken advantage of. According to the article, “11 Facts About Human Trafficking,” on average, a person is forced into the system around age 9, and the majority of victims are women and girls, with a small percentage of men and boys. In addition, the human trafficking system is a $32 billion dollar industry. Human trafficking can be defined as the selling and trade of human beings, ranging anywhere from children to adults, for the purpose of sexual slavery or involuntary labor, but Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) is working to provide relief and hope for people involved in the system (“Child Trafficking”).
Human trafficking is considered the new slavery. Most people are familiar with the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, but are unaware that more people are trafficked and enslaved now than there were during the eighteenth a...
Over the course of history millions of people have been taken and used for the specific purpose of financial gain. The work these victims do range from sexual acts to manual labor. The victims are often taken and moved to a new location that they are unfamiliar with, and they are forced to do work. Human trafficking has ranged from slavery to brothels. People from all walks of life and ages. Children were often taken to do Menial labor and sexual acts, while adults were also used for organ transplantation. Human trafficking is one of the most cutthroat and ruthless business where people are thought to be completely expendable, but through public awareness and laws human trafficking could eventually be almost non existent.
Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. Human trafficking takes away individuals basic human rights including the freedom to move, to control his or her body and mind, and the ability to control his or her future. The history, impact on society, major targeted areas, and current issues of human trafficking establish the need for concern and intervention strategies for the world today.
Human trafficking is one of the most grotesque and hidden crime that exists in our world. Countless men, women and children are kidnapped and trafficked every day. Once trafficked, those victims are forced to do slave labors in unbearable conditions and are sexually exploited. Not only men and women, but sadly even children are victim of this terror. This modern day slavery is happening everywhere, including United States. Therefore we must look at these issues thoroughly and take action that will slow down or prevent this heinous crime completely.
One of the most controversial social and health issues in our current time is human trafficking. It is an issue facing mostly women and girls around the world. Due to the fact that human trafficking is part of the black market, it is difficult to obtain accurate statistics. Nevertheless, current statistics show that there are approximately 800,000 people trafficked around the globe and 50,000 people in the United States in one year (Dovydaitis, 2010). Many people, especially in the U.S., think that human trafficking exists only outside our borders. However, this is completely incorrect since the United States is the second largest market in the world for human trafficking behind Germany (Miller, 2007)
Country to country, person-to-person, human trafficking is becoming a bigger and bigger issue all across the globe, including right here in the United States. Human trafficking is said to be a form of modern-day slavery, subjecting its victims to commercial sex, debt bondage, and forced labor through force, fraud, or coercion. There are often no easily identifiable victims as they come in all ages, genders, and races. There are said to be at least 2.4 million victims of human trafficking across the globe at any given time, leading to profits of $32 billion for the criminal masterminds behind such trafficking operations, making it the second most lucrative criminal industry behind narcotics. Despite the abundance of victims, it is estimated that fewer than 30% of all countries report at least 10 trafficking convictions a year, and 20% of countries do not even have an offense for trafficking. An additional 20% of countries have an offense for trafficking but still report no convictions of the offense. Without an organized coalition to help prevent such atrocities, it is left up to national governments to come up with solutions for their respective nations, and many governments do not possess the know-how or effort needed to combat these crimes.
Many people believe that slavery has been a worldwide issue that was left in the past, however, it is still a part of society today and is now known as human trafficking. Human trafficking is defined as a hidden crime understate, federal and international law that involves the exploitation of a person through the use of fraud, coercion or mental and physical abuse (DEF). Throughout the world, many human beings are being trafficked across countries. According to the Washington Post, there are about 30 million slaves in the world and 60,000 in the US (EVD). Human trafficking is more pervasive in Ending Human Trafficking
Human trafficking has been entwined into the structure of governments, arms trade, drug trade, and even spreads as far as terrorism. For many years it has been a fact that the money that has been made by selling other humans to the highest bidder. It is also known that the organized crime operations generate one of the most profitable resources to the organization. These organizations use this money for theirs or other’s crime and end up in the hands of drug lords. Drug lords, in order to promote their own business give money to support terrorist groups and activities. Security after September 11, 2001 has recognized human trafficking as a national and international security risk.
Human trafficking is a social problem in which human beings are bought and sold for profits through forced prostitution, bonded labor, or involuntary domestic servitude (Department of State, 2010). The United Nation's International Labor Organization (2006) estimates that there are currently about 2.5 million people who are victims of trafficking and over half of these people are located in Asia and the Pacific. Other estimates range from 4 million to 27 million (Department of State, 2008). The magnitude of human trafficking is tremendous as traffickers profit over US$32 billion every year (ILO, 2005) and it is the second most lucrative criminal activity in the world after illegal drugs trafficking (Belser, 2005).