These possible signs, whether physical or behavioral can be assets in helping the victim seek help. According to Polaris, victims of human trafficking may be perceived as fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, or paranoid. There can be signs of physical abuse such as bruises, which can often lead to someone concluding that the individual is probably a victim of domestic abuse and not of human trafficking. Polaris states another indicator would be instability in the individual’s life in aspects such as financially or relationships with family and friends. Bringing awareness of the possible signs can help society build a sense of common ground of assistance to help victims of human
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).
There is substantial evidence that supports the ideology that woman and children from low socio-economic status are most likely targeted (Okech, Morreau, & Benson, 2011), of all the people trafficked each year about 70 percent of women and 50 percent are children that are mainly forced into the sex trade (Human Trafficking Statistics). Among socio-economic problems, the trafficking business feeds on conditions of vulnerability, such as family conflicts, natural disasters, youth, ignorance, gender, social exclusion, political instabil... ... middle of paper ... ...ent of State). The main goal of the VTVPA was to eliminate trafficking through prevention, protection and prosecution (Okech, Morreau, & Benson, 2011). The prevention efforts included educating the community, law enforcement officials, social service workers, and other professionals. The goal was to identify victims and take measures to prevent habitual trafficking (Okech, Morreau, & Benson, 2011).
Victims of human trafficking are not to blame for their misery. Thousands of women and children get tricked into the hand of traffickers in their own country or other. Every thirty seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking. The largest source of people that are trafficked in the United States is East Asia and the Pacific region. Human trafficking industry is said to be a 5 to 9 billion dollar every year worldwide.
Although slavery, as we known, may have been abolished throughout most of the world, a different form of slavery is lurking in the shadows. There is an estimated 27 million people currently in modern day slavery around the world. There are currently more people in slavery today than in any given time in history. (Free the Slaves, 2013) These are men, women, and children living under horrid conditions, stripped of all human rights. Included in that number are one million children that are exploited by the global sex trade every year.
(2010) noted that it is commonly believed that most victims of human trafficking are used for sexual exploitation however, many countries just recently began to include forced labor in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ide a safe house for girls trafficked for purposes of sexual exploitation. For those hundreds of thousands of girls in need, there are as few as 50 beds in facilities capable of dealing with their complex and deeply entrenched problems. Retrieved from: http://www.justice.gov/archive/olp/human_trafficking.htm. According to Stotts and Ramey (2009) regardless of citizenship or type of exploitation, survivors have many obstacles to overcome. The effects are both mental and physical.
There is a rising number of Cambodian children being trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor. Human trafficking is a major crisis that is rapidly growing, affecting many young women of Cambodia. In just one year the number of young women involved in prostitution grew from 6,000 to 20,000 trafficking victims (“No Trafficking” 3). In 2006 it was estimated 30,000 Cambodian children had been exploited in the sex trade (“Global Crime Case: The Modern Slave Trade” 1). Studies have shown although not all sex workers are human trafficking victims 1 in 5 women and girls working in brothels have been trafficked (“SSF Cambodia” 1).
The highest child fatalities to the population data was in Pacific Islander and African- American children which was recorded 4.67 and 4.67 per 100,000 children respectively. Child Trafficking Another crime that is committed on children because of conflicts is forced labour, although this may be a misrepresentation because forced labour is less frequently detected and reported than trafficking for sexual explitation. Worldwide, almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children. However in parts of Africa it reaches a majority and upto 100% in West Africa. Children Warriors Children are being forced by warlords in different parts of the world to engage in their matters and are being trained to become a tool to kill or spy people and are being deprived of the innocence of the childhood that each child
This industry is seen in many countries, including Spain, Russia, India, Germany, Brazil, United States, Mexico, and most of eastern Europe. These are just some of the big countries that partake in sex trafficking of humans, but the United Nations estimates that 127 countries are in this business and between two to four million people are being trafficked around the world today (7). These numbers are so large that this industry has been identified as the fastest growing industry in the world (7). Of these major countries, those present in Europe are seen as the worst in this industry (Andrijasevic 26). These countries traffic between 700,000 to 1.5 million people (Goodey 26).
Every year millions of innocent kids, adults, males and females are forced to do things against their will. Whether its forced labor or prostitution, human trafficking happens everyday, everywhere, and all the time. It happens in the most unlikely places with the most unlikely people. Your neighbor, pastor, teacher, or even a family friend could be apart of the trafficking system. Human trafficking is problem that affects millions of lives and needs to be stopped by educating people about it.