Human trafficking and slavery is moving people through deceptive means, coercion or force. Slavery is acting as if the people are property and control their actions. People are trafficked for a wide variety of reasons : servitude, slavery, forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, or organ harvesting. In 2012 the UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that over 2.4 million had been trafficked across borders, which doesn’t even include the people trafficked within their own countries. Although it affects both men and women, it is majority women who are being trafficked and the number of children being trafficked is increasing. Trafficking is an issue in nearly every country of the world. However, Australia is the primary destination for people trafficked from Asia, especially Thailand, Korea, The Philippines, and Malaysia.
Many countries have entered into the United Nations Protocol against Trafficking in Persons in 2003 and have passed new or updated legislation. 9 countries still have no legislation and 18 only have partial legislation, which means that there is still a large number of people who are not being protected by the protocol. Although most countries have the legislation for trafficking there are still very few convictions. Almost a fifth of these countries have had no convictions at all. The amount of convictions is actually decreasing which shows how the justice systems are not responding appropriately to the trafficking of persons. In 2013 the Australian Government passed the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slaverylike
Conditions and People Trafficking) Act 2013 (Cth). Some penalties of this include up to 25 years imprisonment. This amended the Criminal Code and added new offences of forced labour, forced marriage and organ trafficking. They have also dedicated $60 million to help ...
...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...
...Modern day humantrafficking and slavery has its roots and its ancient times.
Humanity has evolved only to still practice some of the earliest crimes known to man. In
other words, slavery (humantrafficking).Although the British settlers who settled in the
New World started the African slave trade, Britain was main country to push for an end to
African slave trade. In 1807, the British parliament banned slave trade and in 1833,
slavery was abolished from British colonies. However, by then humantrafficking and
slave trade had made many people rich and economies of certain colonies and nations
were built by these slaves. Thereafter for decades, Britain forced countries to adopt anti-
slavery policies and were successful by and large. However, this paved way for white
slavery (and as well as colored humantrafficking), which was commonly used to
describe all forms of prostitution -- licensed and coerced. Later; on the other hand, after
WWI, prostitution becomes illegal making humantrafficking become extremely risky a
and decreasing in popularity.(Gupta 2). This past leads us to the very present day where
now, against the commands of the law, Human traffickers have decided to revive the
business of slavery. With the popularity of trafficking at its peak,...
...Desire of HumanTraffickingHumantrafficking is considered to be the equivalent to modern day slavery. Even judging by the definition, humantrafficking has a very negative term. Humantrafficking, in many articles, is described as “the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor” (“HumanTrafficking”). Humantrafficking is becoming more and more of a problem and it has caught the attention of the UN. The UN is seeing that humantrafficking is affecting the economies of countries and is morally wrong. One of the countries that suffers significantly from humantrafficking is the Philippines.
The Philippines has become increasingly vulnerable to humantrafficking. This is partly due to the country’s economic difficulty. About 11 million Filipinos work overseas to help their family still living in the Philippines. A specific reason that Filipinos go overseas is because there are not many jobs in the Philippines. The economy leaves many Filipinos looking for jobs in different places that many believe will give them money to support their family. As a result of this, many female Filipinos are lured into human...
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HumanTraffickingHumanTrafficking is one of the biggest forms of hidden organized crime in the world. It is a world we hardly ever hear about. Humantrafficking is the fastest increasing criminal industry in today’s world, coming second only to illegal drug-trade. This type of slaver has been traced back to the ancient Mesopotamian and Mediterranean civilization and has continued to grow. But what is humantrafficking? “Commonly referred to as "modern-day slavery" it is the illegal trade of human beings for forced labor or for exploitation. Exploitation referring to the using others for prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery, and the removal of organs for the medical black market, and brings an annual revenue of around $30 billion worldwide.”(Polaris Project). Woman and young children living in poverty are the ones who usually fall in the trap of the traffickers. Due to poverty many woman are not educated and are not employed, thus leaving them with no choice but to sell their bodies to provide for their families. “An approximate figure of 17,500 foreigners are trafficked each year in the United States alone, the number of United States citizens trafficked within the United States is even higher.”(Polaris Project). Humantrafficking is...
...Victims of humantrafficking are not only forced into prostitution, but are also subjected to economic exploitation in other branches of industry, such as the hospitality sector, domestic work and home care, the construction trade or the agricultural sector. (Please go to Legal framework for further information.)
There are multiple causes for humantrafficking, such as economic inequality between countries worldwide, poverty and lack of prospects in the native countries of trafficked persons, demand for cheap labour and cheap products in Europe, gender-specific violence, discrimination of migrants and restrictive migration policies.
Many, but not all victims of humantrafficking are migrants, who often have an uncertain residence status or no rights of residence. Although the majority of trafficked persons in industrial countries are women, men and children are also subjected to conditions that effectively amount to slavery.
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QUESTION#1.What is HumanTrafficking ?
Trafficking in person is a serious crime and grave violation of human rights.Every...
...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...
Human trafficing plays a big role world wide. All around the world mostly third world countries, people, especially children, are kidnapped, drugged and sold on the street as sex slaves. Little children sold on the street for perverted sexual pleasures. Even in the United States, there is human trafficing in taking place. For example, if you drive down International Blvd. or E14 st. in Oakland CA. you will see prostitutes on every other street corner. Although human trafficing is present in the U.S. it is no where near as heinous as whats is going on in other countries. Humantrafficking can be described as modern slavery. Human trafficing is a filthy horrendous crime and the U.S. needs to do more to stop it.
Women and children have been the victims of sex trafficking for thousands of years. This practice, going on throughout the centuries, finally became a political issue in the early 1900s. In 1902, the International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic was drafted. Its purpose was to "prevent the procuration of women and girls for immoral purposes abroad". After a few years it was ratified by twelve countries around the world. This eventually led to the United States passing the Mann Act of 1910 which "forbids transporting a person across state or international lines for prostitution or other immoral purposes”. With the...
...Humantrafficking has been a part of our world ever since the first great cities in the ancient times were constructed. Humantrafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, who are most commonly used for commercial sex or forced labor. In the twenty first century humantrafficking has also had an explosion of traffickinghumans for the sole purpose of extracting the victims bodily tissues and vital organs, becoming a forced organ donor. In the book HumanTrafficking, by managing editor Elizabeth Des Chenes are over thirty professional essays and articles about humantrafficking around the globe. This book being comprised of authors from around the world describing the damaging effects of humantrafficking in their home countries, is a clear statement of how humantrafficking is a global issue that affects the world, and is a growing issue in America no matter how hard we combat the issue.
In her first three professional essays in her book Chenes makes it perfectly clear that humantrafficking is a global issue that resides in every country. In the first essay “Europe Is Plagued By HumanTrafficking” by Amanda Price describes how human...