Humans Rights Abused: The trafficking of women and children
Every day, there are thousands of human beings particularly women and children, which account for 80 percent of human trafficking victims, that are being kidnapped and trafficked. Therefore, I have decided to shine some light on this rarely talked about issue. The taboo nature of this subject has led to the disheartening realization that maybe the trafficking of children is not that pressing of an issue. Americans and the rest of world are busy avoiding the issue and focusing on the economy and politics. However, the fact that the people around the world especially the children, are falling victim to the hands of criminals is sad but true. Human trafficking is becoming prevalent in many countries around the world and is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry. The United States and in particular New York, is known to be a leading entry, transit and destination point for trafficking victims (New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition, 2008). There aren’t enough American women and girls willing to do sex work to meet the huge demand that exists for commercial sex (New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition, 2008).As a result, traffickers bring foreign women into the United Stated and then they are forced into prostitution. One of the main countries that these women and children are coming from is Albania. The trafficking of children is a very sensitive subject that is often hidden and difficult to tackle. There are so many questions that need to be addressed in order for us to understand the severity of human trafficking and will help law officials put an end to the drastically increasing industry; what is human trafficking? How does it happen and why? What are the causes and effects? Why hasn’t anything been done to stop this? These are just a few of the questions that I plan to answer in...