What is Human Trafficking Or Trafficking In Persons?
Human trafficking refers to an unpardonable crime committed against men, children, and women for various reasons including sex and forced labour. Moreover, the ILO (International Labor Organization) gives a rough figure stating that around 21 million individuals are innocent victims of pathetic forced labour globally.
In addition, this statistic also contains casualties of human trafficking (sexual exploitation and labour).
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Importance Of Human Trafficking In Persons Awareness Day - 30 July
In 2010, the UN General Assembly incorporated the Universal Plan of effective action to handle trafficking in persons, encouraging countries to take strict action. Moreover, the plan includes pleas for including the united war against human trafficking and strengthen security throughout.
The main point includes the creation of a separate “UN Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking”, mainly for children and women.
World Day Against Trafficking In Persons - 30 July 2018 Theme
This year, 2018, the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) has picked “concentrating on trafficking of young people and children”. This initiative stresses that almost one-third of the victims are young children.
Overall, the theme focusses on several issues handled by trafficked children.
Top 10 Countries Involved In Human Trafficking
- North Korea
Top Rated Human Trafficking Books
1. Sold (Hardcover)
2. Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It (Paperback)
3. The Natasha’s: Inside the New Global Sex Trade (Paperback)
by Victor Malarkey
4. Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (Hardcover)
by Siddhartha Kara
5. The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
by Kevin Bales
6. Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)
by C.J. Roberts
7. Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark, #1)
by Pepper Winters
8. Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves (Hardcover)
by Kevin Bales
9. God in a Brothel: An Undercover Journey Into Sex Trafficking and Rescue (Paperback)
by Daniel Walker
10. Slave: My True Story (Paperback)
Types Of Human Trafficking
1. Forced Labour:
Vulnerable people are taken away by traffickers and they are forced to do menial jobs. Victims may be forced into any of the following types of labour, among others:
- Strip club dancing
The victim is particularly taken from developed countries. Men, women and children are engaged in other labour jobs. Debt Bondage is a type of forced labour, involving a debt that cannot be paid off in a reasonable time.
Typically in private homes, individuals are allowed to work for no pay or little pay.
2. Sex Trafficking:
Here people are taken away and used for forced prostitution. Sexual exploitation occurs in various settings, including brothels, strip clubs, massage parlours, on the street, or in private homes.
They are trafficked in domestic as well as in international borders. Nowadays transgender is mostly found in sex trafficking. It is a serious crime.
3. Child Labour:
There is millions of child labour out of which most of them are put up in hazardous jobs. They are mostly individual under the age of eighteen.
This work may be mentally or physically dangerous or harmful to children, or it may interfere with their schooling and the use of child labour increases with poverty and globalization.
They are also involved in begging and other illegal activity like stealing and illegal adoption or early marriage. Sex trafficking has devastating consequences that include HIV/AIDS, drug addiction, unwanted pregnancy, malnutrition and possible death.
Kids are mostly kidnapped and taken by traffickers.
4. Trafficking For Organs:
Trafficking humans especially for their organs like kidneys becoming more and more today. Hence this type of crime is rapidly increasing as many need kidneys and they are less number of kidney donors.
Most people are kidnapped in this case. Some people fall into this trap accidentally.
Human Trafficking Organizations
- Polaris project in united states
- Coalition to abolish slavery and trafficking in united states
- Rapha house in Cambodia
- Girl education and mentoring services in united states
- Zoe international in Thailand and united states
Human Trafficking Statistics
- The average cost of a slave is about USD $90.
- Trafficking mainly involves exploitation that comes in many forms like forcing someone for prostitution or other activities. Compelling the victim to commit sex and pornography
- Approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labour exploitation.
- There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.
- The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
- The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state in the US. 15% of those calls are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Top 10 Human Trafficking Movies
1. Taken (2008)
This film shows how children are kidnapped by traffickers and involved in sexual exploitation.
2. Not My Life(2011)
Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.
3. Red-light(2009 Documentary)
It showcases the child’s exploitation.
4. The Jammed(2007)
A thriller about trafficking, governmental deportation and the sex slave trade in Melbourne.
5. Call + Response(2008 Documentary)
Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level.
In this movie, it features children who are kidnapped by traffickers for sex.
7. Cargo: Innocence Lost(2008)
It is a documentary that exposes the underworld of sex trafficking of women and children in the United States.
8. The Gatekeeper(2002)
Adam Fields is a rage-filled U.S. Border Patrol Agent who often crosses the line in his job. A member of a vigilante group.
9. Not for Sale(2007 Documentary)
Human trafficking is showed in this movie. It is a documentary.
10. Human Trafficking(2005 Mini-Series)
Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution.