“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,” is stated by the UN Protocol to clearly describe what human trafficking is (UNESCO p12). South Africa specifically, has no official legislation against human trafficking cases. Recently visiting South Africa has shown me how some people live and human trafficking is what can occur based off of living situations. Human trafficking is a worldwide conflict that destroys human rights. These concepts specifically include structural and direct violence, peace building and positive peace. There should be government legislation, along with punishment, created, to stop or greatly reduce human trafficking cases in South Africa. However, legislation and governance won’t completely solve the problem. Therefore, programs to help rebuild victim’s lives should be created. Human trafficking is a crime against humanity by the intent to deceive and exploit (UNESCO). The trafficking could range from forced labor to sexual exploitation. This is a complex problem and many are involved in the process of human trafficking. The chain involves the recruiters, transporters, receivers, pimps, brothel-keepers, border guards, and last but not least the victims. The government also plays a major role because they have not addressed the problem with legislation. The UN does have written laws against human trafficking, the Palermo Protocol, but this is not specified to any certain country. South Africa also has groups that are against human trafficking in their country. However, these groups are not enough. They need help from the government. Groups such as NPA (National Prosecuting Authorities),...
...women being sold as merchandise for exploitation is an extremely dreadful and horrifying thing to hear. HumanTrafficking includes recruiting, transporting and harbouring or receiving a person through using force, coercion, abduction, fraud, abuse of power, or by giving and receiving payments and profits to gain the approval of a person to have control on another for the means of exploitation. Some methods of exploitation include sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery and servitude (UNODC, 2012). Humantrafficking is the third biggest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world and nearly 80% of the trafficked people are women and girls (Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, 2012). This extremely unjust issue can be further discovered through historical analysis, anthropological, psychological and sociological and personal perspectives.
The start of trafficking in SouthAfrica can be traced back to the 1400s when the European slave trading in Africa began. Portuguese transferred African people to Portugal for slavery purposes and later in 1562, the British were also affiliated with the slave trade in Africa. Shortly, in 1600s, other countries such as Spain, France, Sweden and Denmark also took part in the European slave trade (Yong, 2011). Women and young girls are at a high risk of being trafficked mostly into the sex industry serving...
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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...
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...
... : STOPPING HUMANTRAFFICKING
Order : Topical Order/Spatial
General Purpose : To inform
Specific Purpose : To inform my audience about the global issue of humantrafficking and how to stop it.
Central Idea : Humantrafficking has become the global issue as it will lead to slavery, black market’s organ trading and drugs’ trafficking, the victims as well the traffickers and how to endhumantrafficking.
I. Humantrafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery.
II. Humantrafficking is a human rights violation at every stage of the trafficking process. It is a crime against dignity and integrity of person. It may include deprivation of liberty, cruel and degrading treatment, physical and psychological violence, theft of documents and property, sexual abuse, labor violations, deprivation of access to medical care and education among others offences.
III. Often used by the term of ‘modern slavery’, trafficking has a broad global impact as well. It weakens legitimate economies, fuels violence, threatens public health and safety, shatters families, and shreds the social fabric that...
...HumanTraffickingHumanTraffickingHumanTrafficking is all around the world. It is another term for slavery, but in the 21st century the world slave is not use at all. Humantrafficking is a crime against humanity. Trafficking involves around the act of transferring, harboring, transporting, by abduction, fraud, and many more. They find their selves working in factory, prostitution, or dealing with drugs. It is a person under the age eighteen that has been introduced to perform a commercial sex act or an adult who is force to also do commercial sex act. In this article it talks about many things dealing with sex trafficking like the Oppression Paradigm, Trafficking and other sex work Arenas, Targeting Customers and many more different topics. It explains how trafficking is expanding and the causes of the problem. Trafficking is not only in the U.S but it is also in other countries as well and getting out of control.
This article examines the claims made by organizations, activists, and scholars who embrace the oppression paradigm, evaluates the reasoning and evidence used in support of their claims, and highlights some of the ways in which this perspective has influenced recent legislation and public policy in selected nations. The author presents an alternative perspective, the...
...point of view reveals about how the social issue is depicted.
PLEASE NOTE: Your paper should not be limited to a summary of the movie. In fact the summary of the plot should be very brief. It should not be a cognitive assessment or evaluation of the film’s production, or accuracy either.
Grading Criteria for Movie review
Organization and coherence 20%
Evidence and support 30%
Analysis and use of course concepts 30%
Style and mechanics 20%
The Whistleblower is based on a true story. It is about an American police officer Kathryn Bolkovac who is offered a job at Bosnia for the United Nations peacekeeping mission after the war. As she gets more involved in her work, she discovers that there exists a sex trafficking band that leads to prostitution of teenage girls. The movie develops primarily around the story of two girls who are tricked and then lead to prostitution. They are offered an opportunity to work at a well known hotel but that’s a complete lie. They are sent to a border crossing country with illegal passports. They end up at her office and that’s how she starts to investigate.
The investigation was not easy at all, the girls didn’t reveal any names because they were threatened and scared of the constant sexual abuse and severe punishments received when not obeying, also the torture and seeing the death of other girls when breaking the rules. She starts looking for clues that lead her to the leaders of the...
...What is HumanTrafficking?
Humantrafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transporting, or procurement of a person for labor or services for the purpose of involuntary servitude, slavery, or forced commercial sex acts. It is a form of modern day slavery. HumanTrafficking includes all aspects of forcing an individual to perform labor or other services. Traffickers use debt bondage, psychological manipulation, threats, and physical violence to control victims. This labor can include sexual services, domestic labor, agriculture or field labor, and factory work. U.S. Department of State estimates that 14,500 to 17,500 persons are brought into the United States each year for labor or sexual exploitation. Due to its economic stability, cultural diversity, major interstates and airports, large number of sexually oriented businesses, and international border, Texas has become a hub for humantrafficking. Texas is not only home to major humantrafficking corridors, but many individual trafficking victims are brought to the state and forced to work against their will.
The demand side of trafficking, which includes, for example, sweatshop or brothel owners, farmers, clients of sex workers, and people who hire domestic servants, is often neglected by trafficking prevention programs. Activities...
...Women, Crime and Justice
May 15, 2013
Human traffickers are often involved in other crimes as well (p.212). Some are also drug trafficking or weapon smuggling (p.212). Albanian organized crime gangs kidnap girls and bring them to Russia and the United Kingdom (p.212). Human traffickers are all over the globe, victimizing young girls and women. There are not enough programs or laws to stop it. First, the world needs to be educated on this crime in order to start preventing it from happening.
Targeted victims are usually thrill seekers (seeking new employment or adventure), visiting family abroad, and/or displaced young girls such as runaways, drug addicts, child prostitutes etc… These victims are usually 12-24 years old. Sometimes victims themselves are forced to abduct or recruit other girls. The younger the victim, the longer they can work for the sex traffickers and the more money they will make them. Once victims reach a certain age, they are undesirable and unappealing and are replaced by younger girls.
Traffickers use many methods to recruit their victims. Newspaper advertisements, mail order brides, and verbally promising a better life, more money during economically hard times. The victims may be told by traffickers that the victims have a lot of money for traveling, housing accommodations and food; but the victims are required to pay the traffickers all of their money...