Human Trafficking

We live in a world that has accepted man’s absolute control over another. The unjustified trade and enslavement of human beings in the 21st century reflects a degenerate state of affairs which confirms that the greatest ethical challenge facing the globe today is human trafficking. Human trafficking involves the use of human deception to exploit the vulnerable through forceful stripping of their dignity and self-worth. It portrays a contrasting picture of inequality among equals with regard to the right of every individual over his or her life, as trafficked victims are compelled to sell their inherent freedom and are subject to coercive subjugation. Their cry for help is drowned in the sea of constant oppression and general sense of apathy which has been continuing for centuries.
Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that manifests in the form of sex trafficking, bonded labor, and organ trafficking. Poverty lies at the heart of human trafficking. In sex trafficking, women and children are merely reduced to the status of a gratifying sexual commodity. It has become an organized billion dollar industry and has at its core, investors, unscrupulous recruiters and corrupt public officials as principal participants. Globalisation has given birth to a service industry entirely dedicated to providing transportation, forged documents, legal, financial and accounting assistance. Prostitution in Kamathipura, India‚Äôs largest red-light district, generates $400 million with 100,000 prostitutes who have been kidnapped and trafficked from India’s rural areas.
Exploiters take advantage of the broken environment of victims and lure them with false promises of a better life. During the trafficking process, victims are subjected to ‘grooming’ through constant physical and sexual abuse in order to force them to submit. Blind faith leads victims to the pit of darkness as caution is compromised because of desperation. Cops sometimes conspire with traffickers in return for free…

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