Human Trafficking Essay

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It is estimated that the yearly profits generated from the industry of human trafficking is $32 billion. When people are trafficked they lose their freedom and are illegally transported across or within countries borders. The U.S. Department of States estimates that 14,500 to 17,500 individuals are trafficked into the U.S. from foreign countries, and over 4 million people are trafficked every year. Human trafficking has become a world wide problem, that still has not been able to be stopped even with laws or acts that fight against it. There are many factors of human trafficking, like poverty, broken homes, and corruption. Poverty is one of the greatest factors of human trafficking because most poor people have less …show more content…
There are many different types of human trafficking. One of the biggest types is sexual exploitation. About 98% of people trafficked into sexual exploitation are female and 2% are male. The U.S. 2005 Tip Report said that the legalization of prostitution would increase the amount of trafficking women. Today most cases of women are being trafficked into prostitution through debt bondage. Which is where a person is set up into an arrangement where they have to pay off a loan with labor instead of money. They are also held through sexual force and violence by their traffickers. For example in the trial U.S. vs. Maksimenko two men were trafficking at least nine women from Russia and Ukraine, held in servitude as exotic dancers in their Michigan strip clubs. The men were holding these woman captive through the use of force, which included rape. Young girls are usually trafficked by “lover boys”, which are men who seduce vulnerable young women and girls and force them into prostitution. They are also trafficked through their own families, traffickers tell the daughter’s parents that they can have an extremely better life compared to the poverty they are already in. In sexual exploitation there is also child sex tourism which is usually practiced by men who travel away from their own countries to perform sex acts with children. A 2002 report said more than 5,000 woman had been trafficked from Eastern Europe, the

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