The Negative Effects Of Human Trafficking

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According to the U.S State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. Human Trafficking is the illegal movement of people, normally for the use of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is a very horrible and sad thing in today’s world. Every year, thousands of innocent people are taken into sex trafficking and forced labor, leaving them physically and mentally scarred. Common Places
There are many areas where forced labor takes place. According to U.S Department of Health, “China’s internal migrant population, estimated to exceed 294 million people, is vulnerable to trafficking with Chinese men, women, and children
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Beyond just the trafficking itself, women tend to have an extreme emotional stress, including things such as grief, fear, and suicidal thoughts. Because of all the different things such as anxiety, depression, and even insomnia. Typically theses women turn to drugs or alcohol to somewhat “ease” the pain (Soroptimist). Men are very abusive at construction sites, especially China and Africa. In coal and copper mines, and any other industries that are confronted with forced labor such as keeping passports, restrictive, no wage pays, and any physical abuse (U.S Department of Health). Women and girls are forced out of the rural areas, and taken into urban centers. Women and girls are used for sex trafficking in several different ways. Some are lured into waitresses or shop assistants. Other women or girls are promised marriage, great education, or overall a better life. Today there are still women and girls that are sold by boyfriends, friends, or even parents (Soroptimist). Traffickers always have to make sure the victims are as isolated as possible. In particular, Clawson, Dutch, Solomon, and Grace all say, “Traffickers also use isolation from family, friends, and the public to keep their victims in captivity, to ensure that the victim does not begin to build any social support in the community. Also moving victims from place to place decreases the likelihood that the victim will form relationships. The victims are almost always subjected to harsh psychological and physical abuse, including repeated rape, in order to keep the victim submissive.” Traffickers are very intelligent when it comes to hiding and keeping their victims under cover. This would also explain why the victims are so mentally unstable, because of being isolated and going psychologically

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