Human Trafficking in the UK

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Human trafficking is not history; it is continuously growing around the world today because traffickers are using it as an easy way to make a profit. Victims of human trafficking have no way to escape because they have limited ways to survive or make an income to support themselves outside of the sex industry.

Today, in our society, human trafficking is bigger than ever. Men, women, and even children are being stolen an traded for sex everyday. As a whole, we need to stand against the traffickers and those who are involved. We need to implement a plan to stop trafficking and provide help for those who have been trafficked. While many believe the selling and trading of sex is only another job and therefore should be made legal and safe, others feel that even sex between consenting adults is wrong an exploitative. However, both sides agree that prostitution is equal to slavery when children and young people are involved because the work is hazardous and they cannot give legal consent.

Human trafficking occurs worldwide and often involves transnational criminal organizations, violations of labor and immigration codes, and government corruption. Although their circumstances vary; fraud, force, or coercion typically distinguishes trafficking victims from those who were smuggled. Those who are victims of trafficking feel as if they have no choice in what happens to them or the people they know. If they do escape, most face the reality of having no family or community to return back to. As a result, many remain at work in the sex industry instead of facing discrimination in what was formerly known as their home. According to Home Office 2004, 9 out of every 10 women in prostitution would like to exit if they thought it was po...

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