Human Trafficking Narrative Essay

1853 Words Aug 20th, 2012 8 Pages
March 11, 2012
Lives Ruined in Traffic

Niculae GAMENŢ-ANTONIU mentions a young 19 year old young women, who lived in Serbia, was without a job in a poor economical situation. She was living with her father, who was an abusive alcoholic. After being abused enough by her father, she decided to start searching for a job not only in her hometown , but also in its surrounding areas. She applied for a waitress job, earned the job and moved to the new town. The owner never paid her the settled salary, treated her in a very unprofessional manner and sexually harassed her. Under these conditions she trusted a close friend who was a man (she would eventually find out he was her boss’ friend) who offered her a job in a well known Italian resort,
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This is a sad but true experience that one young women has to live with. Instead of being able and go home to ask her father for help she is terrified of the outcome and would rather endure a life of imprisonment in sex trafficking. The sex traffickers control and manipulate the young women through physical abuse and sexual exploitation. Physical abuse and beatings are a fundamental way for sex traffickers to control and manipulate the young women. Often upon arrival the young women are “broken in” with beatings to assume control over their victims. This gives the young women the confirmation that they must be submissive to prevent further abuse. In some situations the victim has had bones broken without medical help for days. After enough physical abuse the women are forced into prostitution. Living conditions are another fundamental way for sex traffickers to control and manipulate the young women. The sex traffickers will lock their victims in a small cage for days with no food or water. This is an effective way to force control over the young women. In certain cases the young women have their hands and feet infected which later must be amputated. This helps the sex traffickers control and manipulate their victims, in some cases they combine merciful beatings followed with the caging to further abuse their victims. Sexual exploitation is another fundamental way for sex traffickers to control and manipulate the young women. After weeks of abuse and confinement the

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