Human trafficking in India is a more widespread phenomenon than generally acknowledged and awareness must be raised in order to combat this crime and punish the perpetrators.
I. Defining the Issue
A. Definition of Human Trafficking
1. Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of force…for the purpose of exploitation B. Examples
1. Sex Industry
2. Domestic labor
3. Factory labor
4. Camel jockeys
5. Organ harvesting
6. Professional begging
C. Modus Operandi
1. Poor Parents promised better life for their children
2. Poor Parents promised money
3. Children promised money
4. Paid only a fraction if at all
5. Promised “temporary duty”
II. The Numbers
1. India has 1.3M children in sex trade centers alone
2. Bombay is sex trade capital of the world
3. Children as young as 9 are bought for $2000.00
4. 10M prostitutes in India
5. 80% are forced
6. 300k-500k children are forced into prostitution in India 7. Red Light District in Bombay alone generates $400M/year 8. 2d largest illegal trade globally after drugs
III. Case Studies
1. Bad Marriages – tradition of “arranged marriages” 2. Poor economy
3. Poor to no education
4. Underdevelopment economically and socially
5. Debt Bondage
6. Lacking Law enforcement
7. War and displacement
B. Northern India
3. Sonebarsa – Sankalp and the “Freedom Village”
4. “Raymark rescues Raju”
IV. Ending Human Trafficking
A. International Boycotts
B. International condemnation
1. UN Protocol Against Human Trafficking 2003
2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1949
C. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
1. Christian Solidarity International
2. United Nations
3. World Vision
D. Law Enforcement
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The government increased anti-trafficking prevention activities during the reporting period. Government officials condemned humantrafficking in public statements and presentations, in addition to warning more than 250 students about the dangers of humantrafficking. Anti-trafficking flyers and materials were disseminated widely. The government also tightened issuance of exotic dancer permits to Jamaican hotel establishments, and eliminated their use in night clubs. Efforts to identify victims of trafficking among holders of these permits were intensified during the reporting period, and the government reduced the total number of permits to eight. Increased government collaboration with Jamaica’s hotel and tourism industry would assist efforts to prevent child sex tourism in resort areas; despite reported sexual exploitation of Jamaican children by foreign tourists, no investigations or prosecutions of such suspected criminal activity were reported by the government. The government made efforts to address demand for commercial sex acts by conducting high-profile raids on hotels and nightclubs.
The time has come for all nation states which are prepared to deal effectively with humantrafficking and the sexual exploitation of children and women to revisit the following...
...The extent at which humantrafficking is uncontrollably growing has a colossal impact on the rights of numerous citizens, leading to crimes against humanity. Humantrafficking is ranked the third largest international crime behind illegal drugs and arm trafficking (A Profitable). The most common type of humantrafficking is the enforcement of labour. Other forms include sextrafficking, involuntary domestic servitude, child soldiery, organ trafficking, and bonded labor. According to the United Nations:
Trafficking in human beings is the recruitment transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipts of persons, by means of threat or the use of force or other forms of coercion, or abduction, of fraud, of deception of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of a person having control over one another, for the person of exploitation. (qtd. in Moore 184)
This crime is illegal in most countries, but is beyond the control of the highest authorities. Iran, North Korea, Burma and Cuba are few countries that are failing to meet the minimum standards for prevention of humantrafficking (HumanTrafficking). Under federal law, a human trafficker can be defined by being any individual who uses physical or mental abuse to...
1 May 2012
The Secret Life of HumanTrafficking
Debbie's story is particularly chilling. One evening Debbie said she got a call from a casual friend, Bianca, who asked to stop by Debbie's house. Debbie went outside to meet Bianca, who drove up in a Cadillac with two older men, Mark and Matthew. "So I went and I started to go give her a hug," Debbie told "Primetime." "And that's when she pushed me in the car."
As they sped away from her house, Debbie said that one of the men told Bianca to tie her up and said he threatened to shoot Bianca if she did not comply. Unbelievably, police say Debbie was kidnap from her own driveway with her mother, Kerstin, right inside. Back home with her other kids, Kerstin had no idea Debbie was not there. Her captors took her to an apartment 25 mile from her home. She said one of her captors put a gun to her head. Debbie said her captors then drugged her and other man was brought into the room, where she was gang raped.
Debbie's indoctrination into the world of sex exploitation was particularly brutal. More often young girls are lured into unwilling prostitution with promises of jobs, money, clothing and modeling. “Teen Girls Stories.”Humantrafficking took over the world, and the percentage of missing women and children is rising as we speak. I am highly against humantrafficking, it is like a disease that keeps spreading and...
Current Events Project: Sex Trafficking in Los Angeles
According to her testimony on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Melissa Woodward was fourteen years old when she was sold into the humantrafficking industry by a member of her own family. Beaten and raped for the first twenty-four hours, those that were holding her captive wanted her to understand that she was no longer human, but property, merely a thing. The men came in night after night to buy an hour with this young girl. They lived out their fantasies with her, often beating her, leaving her bruised and broken. However, she was not allowed to show it, but was forced to have the bruises covered with makeup and made to press on. Melissa’s escape out of the industry came only with violent flames. A man came in one day wishing to see a young girl burned. Covering her in gasoline, he set fire to her and watched her burn, before leaving her for dead. People must be aware of the where, how, what, and why of the current sex trafficking reality in Los Angeles, along with the knowledge of various organizations that inspire application and change.
Unfortunately, Melissa’s story is not a rare one. She is one case in about 300,000 that happen annually in the United States. But as for specifics, where and how does sex trafficking occur? First off, the term sex trafficking needs to be...
...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,...
FWA #2 First Draft
English 102 10:00
November 16, 2014
HumanTrafficking and its Dire Effects.
HumanTrafficking in the United States is something not a lot of people discuss. Most think it is only something that happens in third world countries, but in fact could be happening in their hometown. According to Protocol to Prevent, Subdue and Punish Trafficking in Persons,humantrafficking in the modern world entails transfer of persons by use of applied force. Other methods used to enforce the trafficking include use of deception, abduction, making payments to achieve harmony of a person having control over another and power abuse. The forms of exploitation executed on the victims include forced services of labor, practices of slavery, and instances of servitude and also forced sexual exploitation. It can result to loss of nationality to the victims of trafficking and it inflicts torture and pain on them. It is a breach of human privileges and basic human principles of living. It has three constituents; act, means and purpose. The three define the workability of the entire process of trafficking to its success. They outline the transportation plan, harboring of victims, the threat strategy to be applied, and the goal of trafficking being achieved....
...22 November 2012
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...
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about HumanTrafficking. What it is, where it is and who gets affected.
Central Idea/Thesis: Humantrafficking is overlooked but occurs on a more widespread basis then people believe.
A. Attention Getter: What if you were promised a better life with an advanced career, but instead were forced into prostitution? Many are unknowingly placed into this position by human traffickers.
B. Relation: Humantrafficking is simply a “modern day slave trade”. It transports and sells victims across borders, but also trafficking is the crime of carrying someone into slavery by force or fraud. “The victims of humantrafficking are young children, teenagers, men, and women; they are trafficked into the United States from Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe” (Fact Sheet).
C. Central Idea: Humantrafficking is overlooked but occurs on a more widespread basis then people believe.
D. Credibility Statement:
1. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, “after drug dealing, humantrafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it...