Impact Of Globalization On Human Trafficking

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“We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs,” Kofi Annan, a 2001 Nobel Price Winner, said, “and that all the world 's people share the benefits of globalization.”
Globalization is inevitable and it certainly cannot be stopped, but it can be controlled. In order for the U.S. to receive fair benefits and to finally get back on its feet again, Multinational Corporations should develop a change that will focus not only for their own selfish reasons but also more for the betterment of the country and its people. Even though the International Organization has impacted technology and helped the country become more modern with internet practices and communications, it still
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As more countries continue to prosper and advance, it enables human trafficking to thrive. In the contemporary society, human trafficking is seen as both global and domestic problem. Human trafficking is perhaps one of the worst form of labor exploitation and is can be perceived as a negative result of the global marketplace. Statistically speaking, according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the percentage of trafficked victims who were sexually exploited from 2007 to 2011is about 62 percent and 34.7 percent was force labor (Statista). Whether they are the children in China who were force to work in factories with harsh environment, or the Thai women and young girls abducted to be taken in different parts of the world like Middle East and South Africa to work as prostitutes, actions must be address immediately to stop this increasing global crisis. The cause of this problem is simple − labor exploitation of trafficked persons is highly profitable. There are many illegal operations all over the world, but trafficking is second only to drug dealing that is often associated with the illegally selling of guns. According to Loring Jones, a researcher at San Diego State University, “One estimate places the global profits at approximately $32 billion annually. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services described trafficking as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world” (108). Furthermore, an effective approach to tackle trafficking must start with clear understanding of the global cycle. Globalization includes “push” and “pull” factors that promote emigration. People from poor countries are “pushed” out where they have less chance of success, and “pulled” into countries that are much more developed with an agreement to work at a cheaper cost. People take advantage of this economic opportunity so that they can send money to support their family, which

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