Human Trafficking, the Modern Slavery Essay

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Global Perspectives Essay #2
Human Trafficking
Causes and Effects

Human Trafficking, The Modern Slavery

Introduction
Human trafficking is a big problem all around the world. Every year, thousands of men, women and children are kidnapped by traffickers, and forced into sexual exploitation and slavery. In this essay, I will talk about the causes of human trafficking and what effects it has on the victims, families, and society.

Causes
The cause of human trafficking is mainly the organized criminals that kidnap and abuse the victims. Their main purpose is to get rich by exploiting people. These people usually are cold-hearted and they do not have any morals or sense of social justice.

Another reason that causes human
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Between January and September 2010, the LRA violently abducted more than 279 Congolese citizens, including 184 children” – Refworld.
(http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,USDOS,,COD,,4e12ee8837,0.html )

The U.S.A.
The USA is one of the richer countries with more protection and awareness of human trafficking, but of course, there are still people (mostly women and children) getting kidnapped and being involved in this horrible crime.

Another report says, “According to the FBI, there are currently an estimated 293,000 American children at risk of being exploited and trafficked for sex. Forty percent of all human trafficking cases opened for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010 were for the sexual trafficking of a child. And while the term trafficking may conjure images of desperate illegal immigrants being forced into prostitution by human smugglers, 83 percent of victims in confirmed sex trafficking cases in this country were American citizens.” -Guest Blogger , October 6, 2012-
(http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/10/06/971401/girls-human-trafficking-and-modern-slavery-in-america/?mobile=nc)

Vietnam.
There are also a number of victims of human trafficking in Vietnam. Women and men here are usually trafficked for forced labor and the construction of buildings, or as domestic servants. Many Vietnamese women are trafficked to Cambodia for sexual exploitation, where they become

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