What are the causes of human trafficking? What policies should Governments implement to best prevent human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the fastest growing means by which people are forced into slavery. It affects every continent and most countries. Human trafficking involves the movement of people through violence, deception or coercion for the purpose of forced labour, servitude or slavery-like practices. (Skrivánková, 2006). Traffickers use violence, threats, and other forms of coercion to force their victims to work against their will. This includes controlling their freedom of movement, where and when they will work and what pay, if any, they will receive.
However, I obtained this article from the internet, using many search engine, and web-directory. This essay will argue that human trafficking is growing problem in the modern world. First, it will examine the causes of human trafficking. Then, it will explain some of the consequences of the human trafficking. Finally, it will suggest some policies that governments should implement to best prevent human trafficking.
What are the causes of human trafficking?
Trafficking is a global problem affecting every continent and most countries. It occurs within and across national borders and ranks as one of the most lucrative forms of international crime. (Human Trafficking, 2007). It is impossible to know precisely and statistics are difficult to obtain because trafficking is an underground activity. The International Labour Organization in 2006 estimated at least 2.4 million people have been trafficked. Men, women and children are all victims of trafficking; although the majority are women and children. (Home Office, 2006). According to UK Government statistics, there are an estimated 4,000 women and children trafficked into prostitution in the UK at any one time. Hundreds more men, women and children are trafficked into forced labour, including domestic...
...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...
...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...
...The Human Toy
In our world today, we see and hear about an abundance of crime and human dysfunction. We see cases of illegal trade of weapons and drugs. Yes, this causes distress throughout the county and our world, but these are just “things.” Beyond the drugs and weapons, there is an even worse kind of illegal trade. Humans. Besides the illegal trade of weapons and drugs, humantrafficking is the third largest illegal money-maker (Farr 2). Humantrafficking is the purchase, sale, recruitment, harboring, transportation, transfer, or receipt of a person for the purpose of commercial sex (Gerdes 19). This being the world’s third largest illegal industry, it is rarely heard of and expressed.
HumanTrafficking is an enormous global problem. Of the estimated four million people who are trafficked around the world each year, over one million are trafficked into the sex industry. The volume keeps increasing. Researchers believe that the “actual” numbers are much higher than these estimates because many instances of trafficking go undetected (Farr 3). Researchers have concluded that sex trafficking is one of the most, if not the most, rapidly growing form of humantrafficking (Farr 5). This industry is expanding at an ever accelerating rate, operating in marketplaces where...
...HUMANTRAFFICKING AND THE CAUSE OF IT
Humantrafficking is recruitment, transportation, transfer or harbouring persons either by the threat or use of kidnapping, assault, fraud, or coercion, or the giving or receiving payment of interest or illegal to reach agreement a person having control over others for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labour. Smuggling does not require transnational movement; anyone can become victims of humantrafficking such as documented and unauthorized immigrants. There are many factors of humantrafficking such as cultural factors, corruption and law enforcement are weak and poverty.
There are many factors that caused this social plague. First and foremost, women’s role in the family. Although cultural norm stress that a women’s place is at home as wife and mother, it is acknowledged that women may have to become supplementary wage earners in times of family need. A sense of duty and obligation drives many women migrate for work in order to support their families. Other than that, children’s role in their respective family. Obedience to parents and obligation to support the family makes children vulnerable to trafficking. Child labour, child migration for work and child bonded labour are deemed acceptable family financial strategies to survive. Followed by another factor which is early marriage. From...
...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...
...miles north of where the convenient store was located. Though Allison wasn’t kidnapped to fight someone else’s war with firearms, she was subject to humantrafficking and only God knows what she was forced into doing before her death. Allison’s parents will never know my story. And I will never get the opportunity to know Allison but I will always carry the incident with me as a lesson to never be forgotten. The tragedy of Allison Greely’s death happened over nine and a half years ago and still everyday parents are confronted by their worst fear in all parts of the world.
Article 3, paragraph (a) of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime: Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, defines humantrafficking in three constituent elements.
The first element is what is done, better known as the act. This includes: recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons. Contrary to some misconceptions, humantrafficking crimes do not require any smuggling or movement of the victim. While undocumented migrants are particularly vulnerable to coercion because of their fear of authorities, traffickers have demonstrated their ability to exploit other vulnerable populations and have preyed just as aggressively on documented guest workers and U.S. citizen children. Second, is the element of how trafficking is executed. Also known...
...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....
...Mexico and Trafficking
HumanTrafficking in Mexico
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the trafficking going on in Mexico and some association of it around the border.
Central Idea: The main points of focus here are Mexico’s stance on controlling or ending it, trafficking happening around the border, and why Mexico is highly susceptible totrafficking.
I. Always watch out for yourself while going to foreign countries without truly knowing the
environment and all of your surroundings there, humantrafficking takes place all over the
world while most Americans have a blind eye on the subject until it happens to somebody
they know, or in this case, our own neighboring country.
II. Today I will be sharing different information about HumanTrafficking throughout the
Mexican area and even its impact around the United States of America and Mexico
III. I will discuss Mexico’s position on controlling or ending the trafficking going on.
IV. I personally also believe that humantrafficking in Mexico is a result of the country itself being so highly susceptible to it and I will explain why throughout this.
I. Humantrafficking in Mexico...