Human Trafficking Is A Major Human Rights Violation Essay

1272 Words Dec 9th, 2014 null Page
Worldwide, 27 million people are being trafficked. Women, men and children are recruited, compelled into labor or commercial sex, held against their will, scared to leave, and unaware of their rights they are granted as a human. Any form of human trafficking is a major human rights violation. Denise, a 13 year old in California, belonged to a foster home. She craved love and support, and found that in an older boyfriend who slowly convinced her she could earn a lot of money as a prostitute. She was arrested multiple times and also served time in jail. Law enforcement could not identify her as a human trafficking victim, so she did not receive social services but instead served plenty of time in jail (IFO). As a human whom deserves every right, everybody should be doing their part in trying to recognize trafficking and try to put an end to it. In the next 6 pages of this paper, readers will be informed facts about human trafficking of all forms, and how to recognize human trafficking, because every human has rights. Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal industry in the world, behind illegal drug trade. From the years 2001 to 2005, the number of federal cases of human trafficking nearly quadrupled from 106 to 420. Most victims of trafficking are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. There are an estimated 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked in the United States alone. Worldwide, however, six million children are forced in labor. 50…

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