Essay on Human Trafficking Is A Global Phenomenon

1257 Words Dec 6th, 2015 null Page
Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that exploits impoverished, abused, and vulnerable men, women, and children. Trafficked women and children for purposes of sexual exploitation increase annually with 2 million new victims, generating an estimated 7 billion to 12 billion dollars a year (source). Human trafficking manifests in different forms, such as brothels, sex trafficking, mail order brides, sex tourism, pornography, prostitution, stropping, lap dancing, and phone sex companies; whereas, the sexual exploitation of children is most commonly seen through child pornography and child sex tourism. There are numerous contributing factors that lead to human trafficking, however, the most basic factor depends on the socioeconomic conditions of a nation; such as the disparity of employment opportunities between men and women and the lack of education offered to girls. Social standing is also a strong factor that creates populations vulnerable to being trafficked, and in many developing states the cultural and legal status of women makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation. (thesis)
It is very difficult to comprehend the extent of human trafficking in Mexico because of the lack of information provided. From what is gathered, through the Trafficking in Persons Report (2014), the groups considered most vulnerable to human trafficking in Mexico include: women, children, indigenous persons, persons with mental and physical disabilities, migrants and LGBT Mexicans. Women…

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