Human Trafficking: Otherwise Known as Modern Slavery

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2. Child Trafficking More specifically then human trafficking, there is child trafficking. Child trafficking is today’s version of slavery that involves transferring a child for the purpose of abuse or illegal activities. According to the U.S. Department of State, “Child/Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world and is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs. Child trafficking happens in every single country, including the United States. When people think of trafficking of people, most think of women, but children are also being sold as slaves all across the world. Children who are most likely to become victims are those who come from low income homes, have limited access to education and are struggling to survive. 2a. General Information Each year, more than 1 million children are victims of child sex tourism (CST) around the world. CST is one form of child trafficking, and can be defined as “people who travel from their own counties to another and engage in commercial sex acts with children (CST). According to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, around 2.8 million children run away each year in the United States. Within 48 hours, roughly one-third of these children will be taken recruited into the sex and pornography industry. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 100,000 kids are at ricks for some form of sexual abuse annually (Child Trafficking). 3. Child Soldiers in Uganda One of the most well known child trafficking leaders is Joseph Kony. He is the leader of an army called the Lord’s Resistance Group (LRA.) He has been accused of being responsible of more than 60,000 children being abducted to become labor and sex slaves. Kony refers to... ... middle of paper ... .../dictionary/humantrafficking Obama, P. (2012, September 25). United States contribution to ending Human Trafficking [Interview]. Retrieved April 7, 2014. O'Neil, A. (n.d.). Human Trafficking Statistics [Scholarly project]. In Polaris Project. Retrieved April 10, 2014. Child Trafficking Statistics. (2012). Stop Child Trafficking Now. Retrieved from http://www.sctnow.com/contentpages.aspx?parentnavigationid=5827&viewcontentpageguid=29d295d1-5818-4e7a-bde1-f61690fa44a8 (TIP) Kerry, John F., and Luis Cdebaca. Trafficking in Persons Report. Rep. Washington D.C.: Department of State United States of America, 2013. Print. USA, U.S. Department of State, Democracy and Global Affair. (2005, August 19). The Facts about Child Sex Tourism. Retrieved April 8, 2014. U.S. Laws on Trafficking in Persons. (n.d.) Retrieved April 4, 2014, from http://www.state.gov/j/tip/laws/
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