Putting a Price Tag on Human Dignity
People have learned that slavery was abolished in the 19th century, but here in the 21st century, it is still a growing issue. Why is something that was labeled so cruel still occurring now? What can the world do to stop a growing issue? To prevent human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery, from occurring in Africa and across countries all over the globe, communities need to work together to prosecute traffickers, save victims, and raise awareness for this crime.
Human trafficking is a global conflict that over 20.9 million people are involved in, the conflict leaves an emotional scar on each victim, and due to poor law enforcement trafficking increases daily. Human Trafficking is not only a modern form of slave labor, as well as sexual exploitation for money, but it is also a historical issue that occurs today and continuously grows. Traffickers capture an individual from their home to a foreign country, where they are forced to work for little to no pay, illegally. The foreigners are depriving both their country and the foreign country of money. The transported victims will not be able to work in their home country, and
while working illegally, a native to the country is getting cheated out of money. ”The use of force, fraud, or coercion to force someone into a sexual act is one of the most talked about topics within human trafficking.
Human trafficking is an illegal industry which brings in multi-billions of dollars and denies citizenship and freedom to around 20.9 million people around the world” (“Human Trafficking”). The number of victims who are part of trafficking is constantly growing because nobody is trying to put a stop to it. Each has to live with the emotional damage for the rest of their life, some worse than others. ”Human trafficking, believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world, is a form of human slavery which must be addressed at the interagency level. Human trafficking includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sex trafficking. It involves both U.S. citizens and foreigners alike and has no demographic restrictions”(“Human Trafficking”).
There are no laws put forth to try to put a stop towards trafficking, so the conflict continues to increase. There are many different forms of trafficking. It is a world-wide crime involving and affecting people each day. Nobody is safe from the danger of trafficking “Traffickers also control the reproductive choices of their victims in order to ensure maximum profit by engaging in any of the following tactics: forcing them to have abortions so that they can keep working, restricting or forbidding medical care for STIs or injuries, or compelling them to carry pregnancies to term in order to control their children” (“Human Trafficking and Reproductive Rights”).
To ensure that the traffickers are making the highest profit possible, they will go to any measure. Victims of trafficking will be working like a conveyer b...