Human Trafficking is well-known here in the United States and abroad. It is a very serious crime and a serious violation of human rights. Before I continue on with human trafficking, I want to give a brief description of human rights. From this class, I learned that human rights are basic circumstances and protections that need to be guaranteed/safeguarded because of the very fact that one is human. An example of a human rights violation would be from the film "Maquilapolis." The working conditions there were horrible. Some workers could not even drink water or even go to the bathroom. Also the pollution of the factories has caused many health issues with the workers and children. To add to that, women made up 80% of the employees. These are just a few examples of human rights violations.
Now let me get back on task here. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers in their own countries and anywhere else. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin or destination for victims. "Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transfer, transportation, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threats or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation" (unodc.org). "Exploitation includes, other forms of sexual exploitation, the prostitution of others, slavery or practices comparable to slavery, forced labor or services, servitude or the removal of organs." (unodc.org). With all of that being said, there are basically elements to trafficking and they all have three parts which consists of: the act, means, and the purpose. The Act is simply what is done. What is done is the recruitment, transfer, transportation, and harboring...
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