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Human Trafficking Modern Day Slavery By Bright Mills
The twenty-first century is witnessing a new kind of modern-day slavery and bondage. This is called human trafficking. It has become a big business for the many individuals involved in this criminal act. Human trafficking, also called trafficking in persons, is one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time. The practice is present across the globe in different dimensions, such that some countries are used as sources, some as transit, and some as destinations. Trafficked victims are procured, transported, and enslaved in forced labor or used for sexual exploitation.
Traffickers manipulate the aspirations of those living in poverty and those seeking better lives. They promise trafficked victims a better life, good jobs, better wages, and a high standard of living, using deceit to sell men, women, and children into situations of forced labor and sexual slavery, giving them neither security nor protection.
A recent US government report estimated that approximately six hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand people are trafficked across international borders annually, and approximately fifty thousand of those victims are trafficked into the United States each year. This estimate includes men, women, and children trafficked into forced labor and sexual exploitation as defined in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.
Human trafficking functions as an underground industry, making it very difficult to tackle. It is a very lucrative business for the traffickers and the illicit trade keeps growing and continues to generate huge sums of money for the traffickers. The United Nations estimates that trafficking in persons generated approximately $7 billion in 2002, and that the amount had risen to about $32 billion in 2010.
About six hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand individuals are trafficked annually to participate in the criminal activities involuntarily. Victims are harbored by means of threat, and they are abused and exploited for forced labor and sexual exploitation for the purpose of money. Traffickers generate about $32 billion annually, and, due to the huge benefits derived from the criminal industry, it has become a global business. Traffickers are constantly discovering new routes, establishing new means for procuring fraudulent travel documents, and organizing clandestine transportation and border crossings.
Some victims are lured into forced labor and sexual exploitation by means of advertisements for good jobs, while others are sold to traffickers by their loved ones and relatives due to poverty. Traffickers often target poor communities, seeking to persuade poor families to sell their children for small amounts of money. Victims might find themselves involved in forced prostitution or pornography, or they might be forced into involuntary servitude. About 30 million people are trapped in the criminal industry, of which about 18 million are children below the age of eighteen. Traffickers are organized criminals with global syndicates.
About 80 percent of victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation, and most of these become infected with HIV. In addition, 80 percent of trafficking victims are female, and about 55 percent are children. It is estimated that about thirty-five thousand victims trafficked for the sex trade die each year from abuse, torture, disease, malnutrition, and neglect.
Lets join hands today and say no to human trafficking, modern day slavery, child labor, forced labor, bonded labor and sex labor. Thank you.
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Together we can both put an end to human trafficking. The illicit trade is on the rise and lots of ignorant victims are still prone to vulnerabilities.
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