Human trafficking, better known as modern day slavery; has been in existence for many years. Human trafficking has victimized thousands of individual men, women and, children in the U.S. per day. A large percent of the victims are women, and children under the age of 18 are forced into the sex slavery industry. Human trafficking is one of the second largest criminal industries in the world that exploits the lives of children under the age of 18 and women. Some of these women have been victimized in believing that relocating to other counties would provide them with a sense of refuge. There has been a 90% increase of women and children that fall victim to trafficking which, leads into the world of prostitution, and other criminal practices and activities. Women and children victim of human trafficking have a fear of escaping from the abuse that affects them daily because of unforeseen retaliation on their lives and the lives of their family members.
Intervention strategies to help fight the battle against human trafficking consist of public awareness campaigns that allow the creation of materials to inform travelers about sex tourism as well as creating public policies and campaigns that allows victims speak out publicly; increasing government officials awareness about the growing number human trafficking victims and violators; increasing the educational and training awareness to law enforcement to ensure that the fight continues; provide economic support to potential victims of human trafficking that have relocated from other counties, and providing adequate shelter to runaway youths force into sweatshops, and prostitution (The Protection Project, 2003).
Additional strategies to combat human trafficking consist of;
* Create safe havens to individuals affected by human trafficking,
* Involving governmental stakeholders in the war against human trafficking by creating additional laws and bills,
* Educating and training law enforcement on how...