Human Trafficking Is A Global Social Problem Essay

1421 Words Nov 8th, 2015 null Page
Human trafficking is a global social problem that is affecting every country on this planet. (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2015). Human trafficking is defined as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to transport persons across international borders or within countries to exploit them for labor or sex (Gozdziak & Bump, 2015). Majority of human trafficked victims are placed in the sex category. The Department of Homeland Security (2015) calls it “modern-day slavery” and reported that it generates billions of dollars a year, which is second in transnational crimes behind drug trafficking. Millions of men, women, and children are victims all over the world, with 80% being women and girls while 50% are minors (Wheaton, Schauer, & Galli, 2010) to become sex workers. Being that this problem is such a serious matter for the world, it has only been in the past 10 to 15 years that politicians are really starting to pay close attention to this global problem and finding solutions to eradicate human trafficking.
Human trafficking evolved from slavery, which has been going on since the earliest forms of socialization and back in the biblical days. Most of the literature found and researched focused around the slave trade in the 1400s with the British. The Britain’s slave trade took Africans to Portugal and forced them to work as slaves; it was around the 1600s when other countries like North American, Europe, France, Holland, Sweden, and Spain join the slave trade and…

Related Documents