Human Trafficking Research Paper

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It can be said that human trafficking is the modern-day slavery. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing global crime. It involves transporting, recruiting, and harbouring of persons through the use of force, abduction, deception, abuse of power, and vulnerability of others for the purpose of exploitation and personal profit. Each year millions of women, men, and children are victims of this crime, however, especially children and women. Human trafficking is illegal worldwide but continues to occur everywhere. This crime robs victims of basic human rights and violates humanity. The purpose of this essay is to educate readers on this heinous crime and how it can be prevented. It will focus on information on human trafficking, moral …show more content…
Often these victims are moved to different countries and cities illegally which increases victims ' dependence on their traffickers, making it harder to escape. Victims are often kept in captivity, and isolated. Throughout this experience, victims are not only psychically tortured but also psychologically tortured. Traffickers deprive them of food and sleep, usually are chained down and unable to move freely, and often are told that their families and children will be harmed if they were to try to escape. Because the victims are usually foreign and brought to a new designation, they do not understand the language and culture of the country that they are currently residing in. This can make the victims even more distraught and add to the psychological stress that they are suffering from. Trafficking has an effect on the mental, emotional and physical well being of the victims who are trafficked and if they get out, are usually unable to return to society after the trauma they have experienced. Also after being isolated from society for such a long period of time, this will affect how they react once they are integrated back into society. Many victims of human trafficking can service up to thirty men a day, making them open to catching sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infections, or unwanted pregnancies. It is no surprise that after they experience feelings of depression, …show more content…
Many don 't realize that this is an international crisis that occurs in almost every continent. In the United States, there have been cases of human trafficking in all 50 states and some of the biggest trafficking consumers are in developed countries. It is unfortunately popular because of the amount of demand it has. Since women and girls mostly fall as victims to human trafficking, men are usually the consumers and these men who support the trafficking industry come from all different societies and social status. In today’s society, there is a common perception that the women who are involved in human trafficking chose to enter the industry, however, for the majority of women involved, this is not the

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