Sex Trafficking And Human Trafficking Essay

1763 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
There is a girl sitting in a dark room, naked, cold, and hungry, waiting for the next john to enter the room and rape them. This is sadly the reality for many individuals who are victims of sex trafficking/human trafficking. Sex trafficking is defined as, “the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labour” (Allais). An estimated twenty-seven million people are in bondage across the globe (“A21”). Human trafficking is a century old issue that continues to claim too many victims each year. Because of its secretive nature, knowing the exact number of victims is impossible. Furthermore, the trade of sex trafficking is continuously evolving, making it increasingly difficult for law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrators and rescue the victims. Sex trafficking can affect anyone at any age and is an extremely scarring experience. Human trafficking denies the victims of their basic human rights and is an experience that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Due to its complicated nature, sex trafficking terrorizes men, women, and children all over the world; however, through education and public awareness, the number of affected individuals can be greatly reduced. Truly, sex trafficking is an omnipresent issue that violates several human rights including the right to human dignity, the right to work without being forced, the right to personal autonomy, the right to enjoy physical and mental health, and the…

Related Documents