Sex Trafficking Proposal

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Objective Human sex trafficking is the illegal movement or use of people against their will for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The amount of human sex trafficking has varied in various parts of the world. It can be associated with prostitution and forced labor, therefore, specific data on sex trafficking can be inconclusive depending on where it is located. In a 2007 trial, Statistica found that 61.9% of all trafficked victims were sexually exploited and 31.4% were subjected to forced labor ("Percentage of Trafficking Victims…”). Over the years, children have become more popular in the sex trafficking industry especially young girls. Human sex trafficking is fluctuating constantly, resulting in many different views on the matter. …show more content…
Human trafficking is the “third largest transnational crime” ring bringing in larger profits: roughly $31.6 billion (“Filling the Gap…” and “Modeling for Determinants of Human Trafficking…”). One reason human sex trafficking is challenging to track is it can be easily mistaken for prostitution (“Filling the Gap…”). If a woman is taking money for consensual sex, it can be identified as prostitution;however, a woman could be taking money for sex she didn’t consent to to give to her pimp or owner which is considered sex slavery. Although in some circumstance, prostitutes are held against their wills and coerced by their pimp. Another reason is lack of government and local authority in the area. If a country is still developing, it may not have enforced laws against sex trafficking because they do not realize its prevalence in their country. ( “Modeling for Determinants of Human Trafficking…”). This can cause problems because data can’t be obtained to know how many people are being sexually exploited, how many of the victims are children, where they are being trafficked to and from, how to put down sex trafficking rings, and how to prevent future victims of sex slavery (“Assessing the Extent of Human Trafficking...”). With lack of data brings lack of evidence to convict pimps and sex traffickers of their crimes; making …show more content…
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) brought attention to the sex-trafficking industry and then started to protect children from trafficking during travel and tourism through education (“Human Trafficking…”). Businesses began to hold classes to inform about sex trafficking and how to prevent illicit economies from forming in and around their businesses(“Human Trafficking…”). When human sex trafficking started to grow, NGOs and other organizations began to develop technology to track traffickers online and on the ground. Before the world was briefed on how prevalent sex trafficking was, there was not many ways of combatting the issue

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