Facts About Human Trafficking

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Essay #1: People that are not aware of human trafficking.
Human Trafficking: Duty of a citizen
The era of slavery is considered as one of the darkest times in our history and as something that does not exist in the present day. Unfortunately, slavery still exists on an even greater scale than before. Human trafficking is an illegal trade or sale of human beings for sexual exploitation or forced labor through abduction (Facts on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery). According to Farr (2005), the industry of human trafficking ranks third after the sale of drugs and arms. It is believed that the industry costs $7 to $12 billion. As human trafficking increases its industry, more and more people must understand that they serve a duty as a citizen
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Trafficking affects the victim’s physical, mental, and emotional physical well-being. Not only victims suffer from physical abuse, they also experience severe emotional stress, such as feeling scared at all times, distrust in others and suicidal thoughts. For some, the emotional stress eventually leads them to post-traumatic stress disorder (Facts on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery). Many pained victims end up turning to a quick and temporary solution like drugs and alcohol. The dreadful effects of human trafficking do not stop with the victim, it further causes societal breakdown by leaving countless of families with no daughter, mother, and sister. Also, many victims come looking for medical or social service that they cannot afford, which burdens the public health and social service systems. Human trafficking points out the weakness of those in power for not being able to stop the crime, it challenges government authority. Although national institutions regular anti-trafficking laws, local government and law enforcement forces are partly involved in the human trafficking, therefore, trafficking encourages widespread corruption for those in power (Facts on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery). Lastly, human trafficking threatens the security of populations, the young women and men that are vulnerable to the …show more content…
Unfortunately, slavery still exists on an even greater scale than before. Human trafficking is an illegal trade or sale of human beings for sexual exploitation or forced labor through abduction (Facts on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery). Young women and girls are more prone to be victimized than any other age group. Economic, political, and social instability cause citizens to feel miserable and hopeless where their only choice is to look for help from outside source. The hopelessness of the citizens makes them more exposed to the human trafficking. Although the U.S. is among other countries that have taken legislative action against human trafficking, the U.S. has laws that victimize those who have suffered through the torture of being sold and enslaved. In order to improve the handling of the victims in the U.S., the U.S. government and the people in charge must change the laws to be victim friendly and reduce the vulnerability of the victims through economic, social, and political means to avoid human trafficking in the first

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