Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
What is Human Trafficking?
Trafficking in Persons is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
Why Trafficking Exists
Like drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principles of supply and demand. Many factors make children and adults vulnerable to human trafficking. However, human trafficking does not exist solely because many people who are vulnerable to exploitation. Instead, human trafficking is fuelled by a demand for cheap labour or services, or for commercial sex acts. Human traffickers are those who victimize others in their desire to profit from the existing demand. To ultimately solve the problem of human trafficking, it is essential to address these demand-driven factors, as well as to alter the overall market incentives of high-profit and low-risk that traffickers currently exploit.
...Social issue: Humantrafficking…
In this report I will be writing about humantrafficking in Wales, Europe and other parts of the world.
Humantrafficking is an illegal activity. This involves selling, buying and trading of people. They are transported away from their families and communities and are forced to work against their own will. People are trafficked both between countries and within the borders of a state. It is also known as modern slavery and a form of sexual exploitation; where women’s, girls and children’s are forced to enter in the world of prostitution. Also involves forced labour or services, the removal of organs. People do this to make money, for some people it’s a business a way to make profit. (Ref 1)
I chose this topic for research because this is a very sensitive issue and it is shocking that humantrafficking still exists today. It’s a very upsetting matter that there is no value for human life and humans are used to make money which is really inhumane.
From BBC news October 2012, I have discovered that humantrafficking is increasing in the UK according to the new government testament. Studies say that organised criminal gangs are behind the illegal trade for sex, labour and domestic slavery. Most of the victims come from China, Nigeria and Eastern...
...Humantrafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labour. Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Trafficking is a lucrative industry. It is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry in the world.
In 2004, the total annual revenue fortrafficking in persons were estimated to be between USD $5 billion and $9 billion. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. In my speech, I plan to persuade you that humantrafficking is real and is becoming a bigger issue than we think and we need to stop this from happening to anyone ever again.
In 2010, the United Nations estimated nearly 2.5 million people from 127 different countries are being trafficked into 137 countries around the world. Unlike most cases of human smuggling, victims of humantrafficking are not permitted to leave upon arrival at their destination.
Traffickers recruit women and children through deceptive means including falsified employment advertisements for domestic workers,...
Historically, humantrafficking has been defined as trade in human, prostitution, for something valuable. Humantrafficking affects virtually every country in the world. This crime is not just occurring in foreign countries, it is happening in the United States as well. Victims of humantrafficking have difficulties receiving support due to law enforcement agencies struggle in preventing the crime, very hard crime to control. Trafficking has set out to targets certain victims, such as runaways and young children. There are many services and treatment programs for victims of humantrafficking. Most of these services are designed to help victim reintegrate back into society. Humantrafficking has been associated and formed by criminal organizations, local gangs, and governmental corruption.
The U.S State Department have estimated that 600,000 to 800,000 are trafficked annually into the United States each year and half of these victims are younger than eighteen years old. According to the U.S State Department, “eighty percent of international trafficked victims are females.” Worldwide 12.3 million people are forced in labor, bonded labor, forced child labor, sexual servitude, and involuntary servitude. There are many stereotype that depicts the victim of...
... Did you know humantrafficking is the fastest increasing criminal industry in todays world, coming in second after illegal drug-trade? This type of vicious crime is considered as a modern day slavery where human beings are being traded illegally for forced labor or for exploitation. Contrary to popular beliefs, it not only exists in foreign countries, but in fact in the United States as well. I chose this topic because humantrafficking is a growing problem in contemporary society which needs to be well known. An approximate of 17,500 foreigners are trafficked each year in the United States alone, the number of U.S citizens trafficked within the United States are surprisingly even higher. It is acknowledged that women and young girls who are trafficked to commercial sex are the ones who will most likely be infected with AIDS or HIV.
The United States government is committed to fight against this epidemic at home and abroad. There are a lot of different statistics about the scope of humantrafficking but why aren't there any consistent numbers? Humantrafficking is difficult to quantify. It is an underground crime and traffickers goes above and beyond to keep their victims isolated so that what they're doing is not discovered. Pimps often look for victims that won't be missed; such as drug users or runaways, but sometimes victims are taken...
...WHY DOES HUMANTRAFFICKING EXIST? BY PAMELA AMINE
Why does humantrafficking exist? 1
Abstract The purpose of this research is to explore the issue of humantrafficking. Humantrafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of slavery, commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Trafficking of human beings is a major problem in today's universal society. It has been identified as the fastest growing illegal commerce on the planet. The reason why I chose this topic is because not everyone is aware of humantrafficking being a major international problem. Despite the effort of many associations and governments, people are still not alerted enough of this issue. I will be developing the causes of humantrafficking worldwide and the reasons behind its massive growth. Who are the victims and who controls humantrafficking? What are the hot spots for trafficking? I used several sources such as library books, databases and eligible websites. I found out at the end that it is the high demand that is behind the trafficking industry. More demand means more victims.
Why does humantrafficking exist? 2 Outline Thesis Statement: There are numerous causes for...
...Humantrafficking is the transportation, harbouring, receipt or recruitment of people for the
purposes of forced labour (commonly prostitution and debt bondage), slavery and servitude.
It is amongst the fastest growing criminal industries, with annual revenues exceeding many
large companies. Women constitute the largest proportion of trafficked persons with over half
of trafficked victims being women and are the ones forced into sexual slavery and
prostitution, in this case 98% of victims trafficked for the sex industry are women. The mass
of trafficking victims are between 18-24 years of age, with also an estimated 1.2 million
children trafficked yearly.
Humantrafficking is usually confused with people smuggling, though it differs from the latter
in that there is usually no voluntary smuggling involved or the terms of their debt being
highly exploitative. In humantrafficking the basic human rights of the trafficked person are
taken away by the trafficker. Surprisingly, in nearly half the cases the victim personally
knows the trafficker, as there are many cases where the family traffic their relatives for the
Virtually every country in the world is affected by humantrafficking, either as a country of
origin, transit or destination for victims. Due to the nature of trafficking there are three...
Sex trafficking is an old profession that is increasing rapidly. Sex trafficking is the most modern-day slavery. The means of trafficking is threatening or the use of force, coercion, abduction, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim. Trafficking is for the purpose of exploitation, which includes prostitution, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices. Sex trafficking can have psychological affects the victims including children. Sex trafficking is expanding throughout the world and is an enormous problem in today’s society.
In this century, sex trafficking is more common than ever. Although it is part of the oldest profession in the world, it has not gotten better; it has gotten worse. Sex trafficking is expanding internationally, but also expanding in the United States as well. Sex trafficking is the most modern-day slavery. Trafficking is not only slavery, but is also now one of the biggest businesses in the world. Trafficking is the fastest growing business of organized crime and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world according to Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “ Human Sex Trafficking”.
According to Walker-Rodriquez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex...
HumanTraffickingHumantrafficking is a sickening violation of human rights. It is the illegal trade of humans being through recruitment or abduction; which means forced fraud, labor and or sexual exploitations. Humantrafficking is now known as modern day slavery. Humantrafficking is not only a problem in third world countries. It is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, reported in nearly every country, including the United States. There are four different types of humantrafficking that include trafficking women for sexual exploitation, trafficking for forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation of children in tourism, and trafficking organs. Out of the four different types of humantrafficking, the most common is sexual exploitation resulting in 79% nationwide.
To fully understand what humantrafficking is, first we must distinguish what it is and what it is not. It has nothing to do with immigrant smuggling. Victims of humantrafficking do not give consent, whereas someone being smuggled might. The reality of it is, a person...