Human Trafficking a Growing Problem

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Many people would say slavery ended after the emancipation of the slaves in 1865, but human slavery still exists today in the form of human trafficking. Victims of this terrible crime are "forced, defrauded, or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation (Facts About 1). Victims are also used for "domestic servitude, restaurant work, janitorial work, sweatshop factory work, and migrant agriculture work" (About Human 1). Human trafficking is a growing problem in the world in which every victim is impacted in a devastating way; many tactics are used to lure the victims, and most nations are trying to prevent this problem from spreading and to ultimately deplete it from society.

Human trafficking impacts the individual victim in a catastrophic way. In the article "About Human Trafficking", it states that every year, there are about 800,000-900,000 victims of human trafficking (1). That is just over .01 percent of the population of the world.

In the article "Police Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking", by Ernesto Londoo, it declares that human trafficking will continue to grow (1). This means that human trafficking hasn't come to its peak, but will still continue to spread. "Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms..." (1). The traffickers take away the victim's rights that were given to them the day they were born. In the article, "11-year-old's story gives face to human trafficking statistics", it states that victims that protest are often brutally punished (1). For example, one girl protested against her exploiters and was stuffed into a closet. In this closet, industrial chemicals were poured over her, disfiguring the little girl. In the article "Facts About Human Trafficking", it affirms that the victims are mostly women and children that are trafficked for sexual exploitation (1). Women are used as...