Causes Of Human Trafficking

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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 …show more content…
However, this is not to say that there are not millions of women and children trafficked into the sex industry in India. Approximately 70% of urban commercial sex workers migrate from rural areas and almost 57% of the children arrive with their parents. Children are subjected to forced labor as factory workers, beggars, agricultural workers, and, in some rural areas of Northern India, as carpet weavers. Many agencies in India Identify underage girls from extremely poor families and lure them into the city by promising them a good job. Once the girls are in the city, the agencies sell them for about $120 each to a domestic work placement agency. These young girls are then resold for about $600-$700. Thousands of unregulated work placement agencies reportedly engage in sex and labor trafficking but escape prosecution.” Investment in female workers is considerably lower compared to their male counterparts. This extends to education, health care, and productive assets that could improve their wellbeing. Poverty, lack of education and employment, a patriarchal society, and a low regard for women’s rights in India make girls more vulnerable to being trafficked. But it is a little bit more complex than Mexico because gendered violence is a big problem in India. (Although gendered violence also occurs in Mexico, it is more prevalent in India.) Boys are preferred over …show more content…
Although the provisions by the United Nations are a step in the right direction to fighting against this horrible epidemic; it cannot be the only thing states rely on. There needs to be more a comprehensive approach among the whole international community. Human trafficking is not an isolated case that affects few states, it is a global problem that affects millions of people every day. Human trafficking is a grave human rights violation and it does not seem like it will disappear any time soon from our society. Forced prostitution leaves women and children physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually scarred. In addition, women who escape their traffickers have a very difficult time reintegrating into mainstream

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