The Global Effect of Human Trafficking

Hey lovely readers! Hope things have been good lately! Life has been better but struggles are still there. For today’s post, I wanted to focus on a subject that I brought up in my latest post, which I highly recommend for you to check out! I hope you enjoy this post and don’t forget to share your thoughts! 

I have recently been learning about Human Trafficking and I wanted to write about its wide effect for those who were interested. Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery, a known and difficult subject that is sometimes hidden in the shadows. There are many kinds of Human Trafficking, including sex trafficking and forced labor, that generate billions of dollars worldwide. The most important fact about Human Trafficking is that it is a global issue, affecting over 100 countries where thousands of people are trafficked across borders.  Human Trafficking is everywhere and it affects everyone around the world.

Here’s why:

  • There are more slaves today than ever in history, the number estimated to be from 20 to 30 million people. Of these, around 9 million men and close to 11.4 million women are affected. 
  •  Human Trafficking is the 3rd largest global crime industry after drugs and arms. This means that people are benefiting greatly from modern-day slavery including profiting from selling products made by forced labor. 
  • Women and girls are the largest group affected by both Human Trafficking and sex trafficking. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, of the 7,572 cases reported in the U.S., over 6,000 involved women or girls. 
  • Human Trafficking is not stopped by social class and it is not stopped by the economy of the country. In 2016, the U.S. experienced a rise in cases of Human Trafficking reported.

   On the unexposed subject of Human Trafficking it is true that no one can truly help the tragedy unless they understand it. As the years go on, more and more people are falling victim to this form of modern slavery and it is not being addressed as it should. Through supporting businesses that work with survivors, being informed and informing others, we can help do our part to fight Human Trafficking. It is important to remember that victims are a part of the solution and should not be treated differently because of what has happened to them. We are all affected by the same issues and we must try to contribute to the solution even if we have not experienced Human Trafficking firsthand. It is our job and the job of future generations of the 21st century to help end Human Trafficking and give freedom back to those who have lost it. 

I really hope you guys learned from this post and I encourage you to research about Human Trafficking. I hope to do more posts like this and I will try to post soon!

-Bielle V.

 

    

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