Human Trafficking Is A Big Problem Essay

1614 Words Mar 8th, 2016 7 Pages
n Patricia McCormick’s novel Sold, human trafficking is displayed all throughout the novel. Human trafficking is a big problem that occurs all throughout the world. Women and children are taken into trafficking unwillingly, being promised one thing and getting another. The trafficking world is very dangerous for women to be in. There are high risks of diseases and threats. Protection for these women is very limited (McCormick). The women and children in human trafficking are forced to perform sexual favors to men they do not know unwillingly. The women are often lied to. Their owners tell these women lies about their debt and how long that they belong to them. The women are bought for sexual favor for a certain price and only receive less than half of what they actually made. Women are brought into trafficking and are told that they owe someone money for not doing anything at all. (McCormick). The women and children that are forced to participate in human trafficking often suffer from both mental disorder and health issues later in life.
People in human trafficking have a profoundly high risk of attracting infection due to the unsanitary environment they previously resorted in. “Trafficked women and men are commonly exposed to severe trauma characterised by physical and sexual violence and threats while trafficked, and among those trafficked for sexual exploitation there is a high risk of HIV infection.”(Melanie Abas et al). Women who seek help once returning to be…

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