The Role Of Sex Trafficking In Contemporary Globalization

While the world is developing and borders between countries are becoming less prominent, it is important to focus on the social issues globalization brings forward. In many countries, it is common for women’s voices to get lost in the crowd. During this time of transformation and global efforts, it is pertinent to remember the unique challenges women all over the globe face daily as a result. Aided by the structure of contemporary globalization, sex trafficking is an increasing problem across the globe. Despite the powerful forces that work against sex trafficking, most affected women rebel to hardships or unwanted cultural, social, or economic situations and seek out a better way of life. These women are willing to take risks to gain the …show more content…
They focus on stressing rights such as freedom and equality. Communities also commonly take a stand against sex trafficking. They base their initiatives on the empowerment of women and girls through education and vocational training. Whether a person is fighting policy, or empowering women, it is important to remember the greatest impact on sex trafficking lies with the way individuals worldwide view the issue. It is common for people to view efforts against sex trafficking as rescuing victims. While this is easy to justify, it can be patronizing and completely ignore the cultural, economic, and social structures that create sex trafficking problems in the first place. Instead, the focus should be placed on adjusting cultural norms of sexuality and giving women opportunities to move from a place of vulnerability to …show more content…
Women have become a large part of the labor force in export-oriented industrialization and in labor-intensive industries such as garment and food production. Although this is a large improvement, especially in many developing countries, there still remains a glaring gender inequality gap as a result of cultural and social barriers. While women are more vulnerable to sexual harassment, they also experience a significant pay gap in comparison to males. A great deal of attention has been given to improving opportunities for women in managerial, professional, and technical fields. The most success in this area is expected to come as a result of a multipronged approach. An increase in the number of women pursing higher education, as well as training, networking, and mentoring focused on women, and a balance of professional and family responsibilities are all factors expected to increase success for women in the workplace, while increasing the visibility of gender issues in the work

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