The Causes Of Human Sex Trafficking

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“As long as the mind is enslaved the body can never be free. Psychological freedom and a firm sense of self-esteem is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery ” – Martin Luther King Jr. Slavery is a deep-rooted global phenomenon that manifests in the form of sex trafficking, bonded labor, and organ trafficking. It has become a rapid growing infection that has entrapped, murdered, and enslaved millions of innocent individuals. Every year in the United States and across the world, millions of men, women, and children are taken as slaves and illegally trafficked for exploitation or commercial gain. According to the International Labor Organization (2012) it estimates that there are 4.5 million people who are victims …show more content…
Unfortunately, human sex trafficking is a major U.S foreign policy problem that has become a homegrown issue of American children and women being exploited and trafficked for commercial sex. Throughout the United States, traffickers are sexually exploiting humans through street prostitution, illegal brothels, motel rooms, and other locations. Your daughter, son, neighbor, friend, or relative of any social-economical class and race can become slaves of sex trafficking. For this reason, we must aggressively fight to end all human trafficking because if you allow for one single seed of slavery to remain in America, then that seed will create roots that will destroy and poison the fair fruits of freedom.
The U.S. government has long played an important role in international efforts to fight human trafficking, with Congress in particular driving modern-day U.S. foreign policy responses. Initially U.S foreign policies focused on combating forced labor practices and eventually expanded to cover broader concepts of human trafficking it focus shifted on the eradication of human sex trafficking. Such foreign policies include: Tariff Act of 1930, Trade Preference Program Eligibility, Executive Memorandum on Steps

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