Essay on The Fight Of Sex Trafficking

1344 Words Apr 26th, 2016 6 Pages
When I see women walking on the streets dressed in short, tight dresses and high heels with pounds of make up on, I often think they choose to dress that way. Maybe because they feel comfortable, it boosts their self-esteem or simply because it makes them look sexy. I’ve never really thought about the possibility that they were sold and forced into sex trafficking. Driving down the streets of Iowa I never thought I would actually see this going on. If you just take a second to look at these young women and children’s faces you can see this is not what they chose to do. Quite frankly, it’s terrifying to think about and see with your own eyes. Those women and children are somebody’s daughter or mother, they aren’t people who chose to sell their body and their dignity for money.

The traffickers give the victims false promises of a better life, education, or a relationship. Not all victims are the same they can be from anywhere in the world even in our own town, younger and older women, children and men. Defined under the United Sates law, victims are divided into three types, (1) children under the age of 18 induced into commercial sex, (2) adults 18 or over induced into commercial sex through force, fraud, or coercion, (3) children and adults induced to perform labor or services through force, fraud or coercion. The traffickers even change the victims’ names so if people are searching for them they are unable to find them under their names and change their looks so they are…

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