Human Trafficking Essay

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Jasmine Fregoso
Mrs. Nair
English IV
10 May 2012
Human Trafficking Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or for the extraction of organ or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal. Trafficking is a lucrative industry, representing an estimated Thirty-two billion dollar per year in international trade, this is according to Wikipedia. This is a modern way of slavery is very inhuman. Human beings arrive and suffer every year as slaves or get killed for their organs More people need to stand up and take this message and do something to prevent this. It is estimated that over 120 countries traffic humans daily. Mafia traffickers and smugglers in the past decade, led to approximately 35,000 people to rich countries. They produce a profit of thirteen billion dollars annually worldwide. Thousands of these people cross border betrayed by empty promises and bad intentions. Many women are used for the prostitution industry, they are forced to sell their bodies, sometimes are subjected to abusive and inhumane conditions. Other forms of trafficking are servitude, organ trafficking and exploitation of children for begging or war. Human trafficking is one of the most well-paid illegal activity after drug trafficking and weapons. There is about 2.4 million people who are currently being exploites as victims of human trafficking. Eighty percent of victims are women and girls. Anyone can become a victim of trafficking. It indicates that poverty, alcoholism, family violence, drug abuse, and sexual abuse make them more vulnerable. Those who are not in school, on the streets, or in internal institutions are at high risk. Children who are not registered by the government are also in great risk. Also undocumented migrants, runaway and homeless youth, and troubled, disregarded, and poor groups and individuals. Traffickers specifically target individuals in these populations because they are vulnerable to recruitment tactics and methods of control. They use violence, intimidation, shame, isolation and financial control to trap their victims. list of these controlling behaviors of pimps is provided below(According to Polaris Project):
• Force o Beating and slapping o Beating with objects (bat, tools, chains, belts, hangers, canes, cords) o Burning o Sexual assault o Rape and gang rape o Confinement and physical restraint
• Fraud o False promises o Deceitful enticing and affectionate behavior o Lying about working conditions o Lying about the promise of a better life, “selling a dream”
• Coercion o Threats of serious harm or restraint o Intimidation and humiliation o Creating a climate