“It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name-modern slavery” (Obama, 2013:13).
Human trafficking is a globally trending phenomenon, not only does it affect the victims but the community at large. This phenomenon is widely under looked but the rise of it has left the world …show more content…
What is the impact of human trafficking on the economy?
Human trafficking is the current form of modern slavery and it has escalated because of the economic, cultural and social perspective change over time depending on society and how they perceive different worldviews. The illegal trade in human beings is both facilitated and driven by the effects of globalisation, economic integration and the continuing dominance of the system of patriarchy throughout the world (Riley, 2007).
According to Mulder (2016), anyone could fall victim to being trafficked, especially homeless people whom are scattered all over the country with no place to call home, people desperate for a job or an education, people who can be classified under the minority group wo come from poverty stricken communities and also victims of form of violence or abuse are at a high risk because traffickers see an opportunity take advantage of their vulnerabilities. Traffickers make roughly R1.9 trillion globally, of which some of this money in known to be made from forced labour and sexual exploitation of the victims of human …show more content…
Due to the push of poverty or political and social instability, trafficking is influenced by the expanded view of the world of the victim’s job opportunities and big cities. Trafficking is not only a big organised business but mostly involves organised crime. There is no standard profile of traffickers as they range from bus drivers and your usual aunties to law enforcement officers and labour brokers. Although some victims are kidnapped, most victims live home voluntarily and become trafficked into the sex