Social, Economic And Cultural Factors Of Human Trafficking

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Imagine living a life where you are forced into labor with little to no pay or being mistreated for illogical reasons. Perhaps being sexually exploited, taken in as a servant, slave, child soldier or even being abused by a family member, significant other or stranger. This is an issue occurring all around the world, it is known as Human trafficking. Human trafficking is the act of the illegal trade of human beings. It is defined as the recruitment, control, and use of people for their bodies, their labor through force, fraud, and coercion. In simpler terms, it is slavery that is violent, physical, verbal and abusive. The concept of Human trafficking is influenced by social, economic and cultural factors. Over the last couple of years, …show more content…
This this is truly a myth, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, most Human trafficking victims have been identified in cities and suburbs. Although poverty can be a factor in Human trafficking, it is often an indicator of vulnerability. Poverty alone is not a single causal factor or universal indicator of a human trafficking victim. Trafficking victims can come from a range of income levels, and many may come from families with higher socioeconomic status. The broad definition of Human Trafficking is not strictly focused on sexual or labor trafficking, there are many other forms of Human Trafficking including domestic servitude, forced marriage and forced, bonded and child labor. These crimes highly affect women and young children from any range of ages. It is important to know that Traffickers do not simply focus on one specific stereotype or areas of a community. Rather they target what they can acquire on their own through their threats or forms of coercion, the use of money, abduction, fraud or deception, and finally the abuse of power over vulnerability. Anyone can become a victim of Human trafficking, sadly no one is exempt from …show more content…
These include medical conditions such as psychological disorders known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, an increase in drug and alcohol addictions, broken bones, concussions, burns, traumatic brain injuries that may lead to memory loss. If the victim was sexually abused, effects may include sexually transmitted diseases, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A/B, pregnancy and forced abortions. Emotional factors are also accounted for. Many victims feel shame, fear, depression, and insecurity in many cases. These are the post effects caused by any sort of Human Trafficking that is not addressed or brought into the light by the media. They are hidden facts that are vital, that may help educate society on the magnitude that is Human

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