Forms Of Human Trafficking

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The definition of human trafficking is, “the recruitment, harboring, and/or transport of people within or between countries for exploitation.”(Human Trafficking). Labor trafficking was the first form of human trafficking, and it is still the largest form of human trafficking today. Sex trafficking is on the rise, and has become one of the most common types. A new upcoming form of trafficking that became known at the beginning of the twenty-first century is organ trafficking. The trafficking of humans for labor, sex, or organs is a violation of human rights, and this form of modern day slavery needs to be eliminated. Slavery was the first form of human trafficking in history. Labor trafficking began in Egypt with the building of the Great …show more content…
Trafficking people for the purpose of organ removal has different names. Some are the illegal organ trade, transplant tourism, organ purchase, and organ trafficking. The cause of organ trafficking is is the amount of people that need organs outweighs the number of available organs: “As a result, next to altruistic procurement systems of organ supply, a black market coexists to meet the demand that altruistic systems fail to fulfil1.” (UNODC). Since people are looking for organs illegally, the more desire a certain organ has the more profit it will turn. In 2011, the profits from organ trafficking were between 600 million to 1.2 billion U.S. dollars per year. These profits are made by the traffickers, by forcefully taking organs or victims selling their organs willingly for money in return. The vicitms can be any age and gender as long as the are healthy. Most of the time the victims, willing or not willing, are not made aware of the problems that can occur when their organs are taken. Most traffickers do not inform the victims of the procedure, the recovery, and the victim’s health. After the organs are taken, the organs have to make it to the suppliers. The most common places to find these organized networks that bring together the recipients and their ‘supplier’ are in the Southern Africa, Southeast Europe, and the Middle East. In 2007, the World Health …show more content…
Some countries purposely avoid these and continue to allow human trafficking. One of the main arguments about human trafficking is the cause of it. Pinpointing the cause is important because that can help prevent the trafficking from occurring. Some of the most popular causes are poverty, famine, and the traffickers themselves. An argument that was made about the cause of human trafficking was, “human trafficking is caused by human traffickers—criminals who commit criminal acts against victims and vulnerable people.” (United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking). To warn people in Colombia of tactics traffickers may use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime helped produce a soap opera. The soap opera was about human traffickers and their ploys, and it also focused on ways victims could get help. Other programs that do not involve a law are in 2006 a global project was done by the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) all around the world. These projects provided health care, legal aid, emotional support, and psychological assistance to victims of human trafficking. In the United States they have the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, this is also helps victims. Victims are given a T-Visa, trafficked victims are allowed to stay in the U.S. if they assist in prosecuting their offenders, and are offered protection while on

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