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.
(2013). Retrieved from https://www.freetheslaves.net/sslpage.aspx?pid=375 History of slavery in America. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.infoplease.com/timelines/slavery.html Works Cited Refrences Trymaine, L. (2013, November 13). Staggering report exposes us sex trafficking.
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.
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.
The analysis of this essay will focus on the sexual exploitation of women through trafficking and prostitution within Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United States of America. In 2006 it has been reported that out of the amount of people involved in global trafficking, 87 percent are sex trafficking victims (Farley, 2007). Back in 2002, the European Union finally addressed the trafficking of human beings as a main priority and concern (Askola, 2007). Majority of EU Member States have created some version of anti-trafficking policy. However, enforcing these policies are challenging.
When these youths are taken from their families, there is no turning back. They usually are taken far away and to places where they are forced to do and sell drugs, they are victimized frequently, and threatened s leaving or running away is never an option. When these 12-14 year old girls become prostitutes and apart of the sex trafficking they are usually held in brothels or just locked in a room for what can be up to months. During this time the abuser and traffickers drug and rape these girls to ensure control over them by the attackers. The reason I chose South Africa is because while I was doing research on sex trafficking I found that among 10 other... ... middle of paper ... ...tin/march_2011/human_sex_trafficking 2.
“The majority of trafficking victims are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old” (UNGIFT). Just because those are the most common ages, doesn't mean that it only happens to them. Children are also affected by human trafficking. “An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year” (UNGIFT). So many people think that it is just teens and adults that get stuck into the trafficking business, but it is also small children.
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.
Legalizing prostitution means creating a system of regulation with government control. Decimalization means removing all laws against prostitution. There are many different types of sex workers, for example there are brothel workers, street walkers, and call girls (Fuchs, Erin). Street workers are the ones that are the most exploited and exposed to rough and dangerous working conditions (Fuchs, Erin). They make next to nothing and the money that is made is often taken by pimps or traffickers (Sullivan, Barbara).
Human trafficking occurs daily, even in America. Human trafficking, when prostitution is involved, is when females are sold for profit to be used for sexual intercourse. Exploiting women for profit against their will creates human rights violations, physical and mental well-being, and being detained unwillingly. Because of the Bill of Rights in America, losing rights becomes a serious issue. When human trafficking is involved, the person has no way to say no due to being forced against their will.