Human Trafficking Is A Worldwide Problem Essay

758 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
When a man, desperate for work, finds himself in a factory or on a fishing boat or in a field, working, toiling, for little or no pay, and beaten if he tries to escape — that is slavery. When a woman is locked in a sweatshop, or trapped in a home as a domestic servant, alone and abused and incapable of leaving — that’s slavery.

When a little boy is kidnapped, turned into a child soldier, forced to kill or be killed — that’s slavery. When a little girl is sold by her impoverished family — girls my daughters’ age — runs away from home, or is lured by the false promises of a better life, and then imprisoned in a brothel and tortured if she resists — that’s slavery. It is barbaric, and it is evil, and it has no place in a civilized world. (The White House, 2012) Human trafficking is a worldwide problem with about 12.3 million forced victims as estimated by the International Labour Organization (ILO 2005, 15). According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is also known as modern slavery. Starting with a criminal act, traffickers transport, induce, harbor, or recruit a human in order to provide them as a service. A trafficker will use means such as force, coercion, and fraud, in order to obtain a man, woman, or child (force, coercion, and fraud are not needed for children) for non-voluntary commercial sex or labor services. Sex trafficking, both with adults and children, is when a commercial sex act takes place because of forceful means. Labor…

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