Living in a Modern Day Slavery Essay

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“Children being sold for sex at truck stops; servants held in captivity and forced to clean for free, and women forced into the sex industry, forfeiting their earnings.” (Baldas, 2012, p.A.1) Human trafficking, commonly know as ‘modern-day slavery’; “--involves the use of deception and coercion to persuade victims to cross national borders in search of new jobs and better opportunities. Once the target has arrived in a foreign country, he or she is then forced into some form of labor bondage.” (Staff, 2013) Human trafficking does not just happen in developing countries, it can also happen in developed countries.
Human trafficking a prohibited crime, that has been around since biblical times, all these men, woman and even children have
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That’s four times the No.2 country china, with 2.9 million, Pakistan ranked third with 2.1 million.”
(Magnier+Dixon, 2013, p.A.3)
Human trafficking happens everywhere, including Canada, and the United States. It's a vast problem all around the world with more and more victims being trapped each and every day, and not speaking out. Which is what makes it an illegal worldwide complication. Human trafficking is also a violation of human rights. Human trafficking is a huge violation of human rights. Human trafficking victims are often beat, raped and are forced drugs. According to Sold into Slavery; “Upon arrival the slave will often be beaten or raped into submission. Her captors seize her passport and documents, rendering her persona non grata, without identity, status or right. These women and girls will work without rest, night and day, seven days a week for years.They will endure rape, disease, physical and emotional abuse and forced abortions. Many will be given drugs, some when no longer profitable, simply disappear never heard of again.” (Tran, 2007, para.14)
An example of this would be Savita Debnath, she was taken from Eastern India and promised a cleaning job, in New Delhi. When she was brought into New Delhi she was forced into forced labour; “I worked from 6am until mid-night or 1am, when a dish burned she slapped me many times.
I’d cry

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