A Letter Form The Russian Attorney General. Human Trafficking
Human trafficking, also known as sex trafficking, is an ever-growing problem throughout the globe. A majority of the humans are smuggled from the Eastern Europe area. Russia is considered one of the key contributors. When we look at the problem of human trafficking in Russia, there are many factors to consider. Who is targeted and why? Who are the traffickers and what is their motive? How does it affect the public and economy? How does Corruption play a role? The answers to these questions are the key to helping fight the problem of human trafficking. As for the Russian government, we need to closer look at where our state efforts should help fight the in going problem.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has “experienced a regional crisis in trafficking,” (Orlova, 2004). In 1991, the collapse of the Soviet Union brought extreme social dislocation and uncertainty for a large portion of Russia. This lead to poverty and limited opportunities for a majority of the population thought Russia. Many towns in Russia near major factories were faced with high unemployment rates. Men at the time were more likely to have contacts to earn new employment opportunities, but women were not.
We can see from multiple studies that women are the more intended targets for human trafficking. Poverty plays a huge role for the women in Russia. They want for a better life, more money, and simply taken care of. Women are targeted because they are…