Human Trafficking | Student: Genevieve Nash, ID:1211840 |
tutor: rose french. | writing standard English |
"An ounce of cocaine wholesale: $1,200. But you can only sell it once. A woman or child: $50 to $1,000. But you can sell them each day, every day, over and over again. The mark up is immeasurable." This quote from the 2005 Lifetime film 'Human Trafficking'. However chilling and sickening, our world today faces this reality of 'Human Trafficking.' It is unfortunate that world leaders appear to be taking this issue slightly, when in fact it should be taken quite seriously and legislation put into place to combat it. In this assignment, I will attempt to highlight the negative effect human trafficking is having on the individual being exploited and the society, and support it with some evidence along with the views of people who have written books and articles such as, Kaye Stearman and Louise Shelley.
Human trafficking by definition is the buying and selling of humans (females, males and children) against their will, for the purpose of sexual abuse, labour and in some cases the extraction of organs for profit making. There are two types of trafficking; firstly the victims who are transported against their will or are duped into thinking that they have been offered a contract into employment and therefore view this as a way out of their poverty. The second type are those who pay smugglers to transport them across international borders and they normally have relatives or friends to aide them once they arrive at their destination. These tend to have more freedom than the others.
In addition, the United Nations (03/04/2012)(UN) currently defines Human Trafficking as follows:
1. Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained eighteen years of age; or
2. The recruitment, harbouring, transportation,...