Traffick: Human Trafficking and generally Better Life Essay

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Human Trafficking
Ersule Metelus
Mr. Brzozinski
Pd. 5

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, where the victims involved are forced, coerced and deceived into labor and sexual exploitation. This can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is a trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another, only the sale of human bodies.
Although human trafficking can occur at local levels, it has transnational implications, as recognized by the United Nations in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (also referred to as the Trafficking Protocol), an international agreement under the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) which entered into force on 25 December 2003. One of its purposes is to facilitate international cooperation in investigating and prosecuting such trafficking. Another is to protect and assist human trafficking's victims with full respect for their rights as established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human trafficking has no positives unless you are a money hungry pig that has no remorse in your heart. Almost 6, 00,000 to 8, 00,000 women and children are annually trafficked across national borders. Human trafficking represented an estimated $31.6 billion of international trade per annum in 2010. Human trafficking is thought to be one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations. This does not account for the numbers that are trafficked within their own countries. These countries are but not only include, areas in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and even America. Most human trafficking victims get into the trade by the false promises made regarding opportunities. These opportunities include jobs, citizenships, love, and a generally better life. Once they enter the countries of trade, their passports are confiscated and with no money, no shelter, and no one to turn to. They are left at the mercy of those who trade human flesh.
Human trafficking is a multi-faceted threat. It robs people of their rights of freedom. Human trafficking is condemned as a violation of human rights by international conventions. The victims end up devastated, demoralized and defeated. Those that suffer physical and emotional abuse and rape may never live normal lives again. Those that are threatened live in constant fear and end being psychologically compromised. The impact of human trafficking is huge and the nation suffers as a whole. Safety and security are privileges of living in a free country and they are being compromised.
Although human trafficking is a large and worldly business, it is very prominent and noticeable in India. India shows alarming rates of human trafficking. India has become a source, destination, and transit country for men, woman, and children trafficked for forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation. India has become an epicenter for human trafficking with millions of victim to human trafficking. Trafficking in India is often disguised as migration, commercial sex or disgustingly even marriage. It is estimated that