Human trafficking involves coercing, forcing or defrauding people into labor or even sexual exploitation for the benefit of the one doing the convincing . This is seen as the modern day slavery (Bureau of Public Affairs May 24, 2004 . Majority of the people who fall prey to the people who deal with this slavery are mostly from third world countries This is done either through promising them a safe passage to the developed world where they would get jobs and better education or even get married . Some are not promised anything but are instead forced into doing so by threats to their lives or that of their family members thus constituting mental and physical torture Women and children are the most trafficked human beings . This trafficking takes place not only across bs but also with in bs . The loan sharks provide loans that have exorbitant rates of pay, which prove to be impossible and thus end up taking some family members in lieu of the monetary pay . All this happens despite the fact that slavery is banned in all countries of the world . It is usually prohibited by 1948 universal declaration of Human Rights and also the 1956 UN Supplementary Convention on the abolition of slavery, the slavery trade and institutions and practices similar to slavery HYPERLINK "http /www .antislavery .org " http /www .antislavery .org In the 1850 's slavery was an institution and to won a slave was very expensive and thus very prestigious one African slave would cost around 40, 000 . In contemporary slavery, the price of a human being has diminished in value to a point that the most expensive slave is an Eastern Europe woman who costs 500 while the cheapest is a child from India who is sold for as low as 35 . However, there is trafficking of men too especially to work in the Brazilian estates as farm laborers and they can cost around 100 . The problem is that there are too many desperate people in the world and the traffickers take advantage of this desperation to get...
...HumanTrafficking in the United States
American Intercontinental University Online
November 12, 2012
Until recently, in the US, the thought never occurred that Americans were trafficking Americans. The purpose of this paper is to inform the audience about the crime of humantrafficking that is happening in the US and also to persuade them to take a stand and help do something to combat this crime.
Thesis: Humantrafficking in the United States seems to be overlooked and not taken very seriously. Close to 20,000 women and children are trafficked in the US yearly. There seems to be nothing that can be done about it. Most times the victims are never heard from or seen again leaving very little of their known existence behind. Many think that this only happens in foreign countries, but many have been rudely awakened. According to the US Department of State, humantrafficking is any situation where one person “holds another person in compelled service” (2011). 2010 was the first year the US actually ranked itself in the Trafficking in Persons Report alongside other countries; this shows just how much this crime has been overlooked until recently.
Hypothesis: If those in authority were properly trained on what humantrafficking entails and also trained on how to spot the signs that shows...
...Humantrafficking has occurred in the United States for many years. The initial form was in the form of the slave trade. After the official abolition of slavery in 1863, industrialization, expansion into a global economy, and cultural changes have all contributed to the creation of a new form of slavery known as trafficking. The types of humantrafficking that occur are forced labor, debt bondage, document servitude, and sex trafficking. These groups of trafficked people fund the formal economy and the illegal economy. Because they lack the protection of the labor standards that is given to employees of the formal economy, these groups are often at high risk of violence, severe exploitation, limited mobility, and deprivation of human rights. While the U.S. has created anti-trafficking laws in attempt to eliminate trafficking and protect its victims, the opposing views of the definition of trafficking, limits the application and enforcement of these laws. In addition, a lack of cohesive national departments to battle trafficking as well as a lack of cohesive data about those who are trafficked have also made it difficult to assess and control humantrafficking. Nationwide data collection services, however, are underway with the first national data collection to begin in early 2013 and to...
Persuasive Paper: HumanTrafficking is Modern Day Slavery
Through the years, terrible battles have been fought and many lives lost to eliminate slavery in this country, yet it still exists in the form of humantrafficking. Globalization, competing economic markets and the population boom have created an environment that is ripe for modern day slavery. It was reported in a recent article in the European Journal of Criminology, all countries in the modernized world, whether it is the United States, Canada, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, can be shown to be active participators in the global market of human flesh, either as a country of origin – that is, countries people are trafficked out of; a country of destination – that is, countries where trafficked persons end up; or a country of transit – that is, countries through which trafficked persons are moved en route to their final destination. (Winterdyk, Reichel). Trafficking in human flesh is a 32 billion dollar industry worldwide with an inventory of approximately 1 million victims in the United States alone and the number of victims is steadily on the rise (Feingold). Forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation are the most prevalent forms of humantrafficking in this country, adding nearly 80 thousand victims annually, with children making up 50% of these statistics. Local...
...type of slavery such as forced labour where sexual abuse is also common.
HumanTraffickingHumantrafficking is the commercial trade or trafficking in human beings for the purpose of some form of slavery, usually recruiting, transporting or obtaining a person by force, coercion or deceptive means. It includes, for example, recruiting or transporting a person for forced labour or debt bondage, or providing or obtaining a person for forced labour or debt bondage by use of force, fraud or coercion, or trafficking people for sexuality.
It should be distinguished from people smuggling as that is the illegal transportation of people across borders, where people voluntarily pay a fee to the smuggler, usually free to continue on their own after arrival in the hope of starting a new life in the destination country.
Humantrafficking can involve a whole line of criminal activity, from recruitment and harbouring of victims, to transport and sale, to obtaining or buying and finally exploiting that person in slavery or forced labour. Victims of humantrafficking might be recruited in a number of ways.
E.g. They may be lured by a false job offer or offer of migration or a marriage proposal. In other cases, victims may be sold by family members, recruited by former slaves, deceived, intimidated or even physically abducted....
...The History of HumanTrafficking
How did it begin?
There are several arguments about when humantrafficking could have started. Some say that the slave trade in which Africans were captured by slave traders and shipped across the Atlantic to the Americas,was the first human trafficking.Others argue that the forced labor of children during the 1700s was the real beginning of what is now known as humantrafficking. Humantrafficking for sexual purposes was first legally recognized by the term 'white slavery'.According to Kristiina Kangaspunta,the Executive Officer of the Applied Research Program of the UNICRI branch of the United Nations, 'white slavery' is obtaining of a white woman or girl- by the use of force, drugs, or by dishonesty- for sex which is unwanted by the woman or girl(Kangaspunta). Kangapunta, has also argued that international governments began to discuss 'white slavery' after the
Transatlantic slave trade was made illegal.
The Fight Against Sex Trafficking
The British were the first to make a law against slavery in 1807, when they passed a law that made the Transatlantic Slave Trade illegal. In 1820,the United States followed Great Britain's example by making the slave trade a crime that was punishable by death.
In 1899 and 1902, international conferences to talk about white slavery were organized in...
Professor Gabriele Gottlieb
Hst. 300: Writing History
December 15, 2011
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade VS. HumanTrafficking
Although slavery may have legally ended in 1865 with the end of the Civil War, it continues to be a problem worldwide today. “The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) calculates the minimum number of people in forced labor at 12.3 million, while research by Free the Slaves, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the United Sates, puts the number at 27 million.” Even so, there are many similarities between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and humantrafficking today.
All through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade slavery happened mostly in colonies in North and South America and the Caribbean, where slaves were used to grow cash crops and mine for gold and silver. While today slavery happens worldwide, where they are forced into prostitution or some form of labor. Marinela Badea was a seventeen year old girl from Romania who was made to come to Manchester to work as a prostitute. In Thailand there is a problem with children being sold by their parents to make up a substantial number of the prostitutes in Thailand. These are just a few examples of humantrafficking around the world; there are many more cases in places like England, Scotland, the United States, China, and so many more locations. Although slavery used to be mostly...
English Comp II
December 10, 2010
Sex-Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
Humantrafficking in the United States is a reality. What have in do the things child labor, forced sex, forced marriage, and forced labor have in common? The first words that come to mind are HumanTrafficking, a modern day form of slavery. Terrible activities of humantrafficking are happening in several countries around the world. However, this kind of activity also happens in industrialized countries. According to the department of state of the United States of America government, humantrafficking also happens inside the walls of United States. As claimed by the Polaris Project, “an estimated 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked annually in the United States alone. The number of US citizens trafficked within the country is even higher. An estimated 200,000 american children are at high risk of trafficking into the sex industry each year.” And the biggest humantrafficking in the US (domestic and transnational trafficking brought into the US) is sex trafficking.
But, why is this modern slavery happening, even in the most industrialized countries, like the United States? The prinicpal reasons most people will think is poverty and inquity. However, according to the...
...HumanTrafficking involves abducting and moving the victim against his or her will. Humantrafficking is caused by the dangers of being in a foreign country and poverty. Both of these causes have the same effect: being a victim in humantrafficking. Foreign vacationing or wanting to work in a foreign country is very common, but many people do not know the dangers of it.
Many people every year hope to go on vacation or dream about living on an island in a foreign country, but they do not understand the dangers in it. Foreigners are very easy to spot out, and that’s how traffickers get their hands on unsuspecting women and children. The traffickers stake out and sometimes drug the victims before they abduct them. Some traffickers only abduct women and some only abduct children."Spotters," paid to watch for attractive women on vacation as potential sex slaves could guide them into a bar to be drugged and then out into a waiting car and boat for transportation to mainland or island bordellos.”( Flocco)
Another case involves a young girl Viola, who was 13 and from Albania. Viola started dating a 21 year old man Dilin from Italy. They started to get serious, and when Dilin asked to marry her, they moved to Italy where Viola wanted to go. They had their life basically planed out; he told her that he could get a job from his cousins. Everything seemed perfect until she realized...