A recent report states: ‘Homelessness in the UK is a crisis that is destroying the lives of people, especially young people.’ Write an article for your school or college newspaper persuading young people to support charities which help the homeless. There are over 2,300 people who sleep rough on England’s streets on any given night. There are charities which help the homeless, such as Crisis, St Mungo’s and Sleep Link. These charities are funded people and organisations nationwide, such as Help The Homeless. They help some of the UK's most disadvantaged people.
Once the individual reaches eighteen, they are considered an adult and are almost immediately discharged from their family. Having no way to support themselves financially, they become homeless within the year. California, Texas, and Florida have the highest numbers of “discharged” homeless foster children. For the rest of the unaccompanied homeless youth population, there are far more and greater causes of their suffering. Escaping abuse, whether it be physical, emotional, or sexual,
Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith. One man who testified in court admitted that he lost his virginity to her, but right after he brother Keith was done having sex with Aileen. This disturbing issue revealed that there was a high probability that Aileen was molested by her closest relatives, and was psychologically reduced to a whore at a very young age. The social trait theory proves that her environment was not only unsupportive but also very dangerous at her once tender age. She was rejected, exposed, and abused to the point where it was a norm.
Labor trafficking accounted for 12 percent of incidents, and other or unknown forms of human trafficking made up the remaining five percent; about a third of these incidents involved sex trafficking of children (January 2009). A shocking 92 percent of women involved in sex trafficking activities used drugs and alcohol to cope with their experiences and a half of those women didn’t use drugs or alcohol until they entered the sex industry (Raymond and Hughes, 12). 43 percent of U.S. women tried to leave the sex industry, but 27 percent of those women said that it was hard to leave because of drug addictions, economic necessity, and pimps that beat or threatened them and their
They feel themselves to be out of control of their lives. Essentially, they have developed a chronic disorder as a result of their victimization and an inability to separate themselves from the sexual exploitation in order to make a better life for themselves. In a recent study based on an analysis of 200 women street prostitutes, 78% reported starting prostitution as juveniles; and 68% were 16 or younger when they started prostitution. A majority of the juvenile prostitutes described family structures with the outward appearances of stability. Over three-fourths reported having a religious
Often times, victims use drugs to "divert" and "distract" themselves from all the things they see, hear and experience. This becomes their "escape" to temporarily forget the hurtful things that they go through every single day. Discrimination. Studies show that LGBT teens are significantly more likely to experience discrimination in schools, workplaces and etc. 1/3 of LGBT youth who suffer from discrimination have reported the issue,
The demographic group most affected by the war on drugs and the incarceration boom are the juveniles. Youth who turn to drugs and alcohol abuse are faced with harsh reality at YSI Facilities, another branch of the private prison industry. Rather than being charged with fines appropriate to their offenses and being sent to rehabilitation or other forms of drug treatment, non-violent offenders are locked away with long, harsh sentences. This profit-driven war on drugs and other substance abuse ruins the lives of the inmates, turning them into harder criminals by exposing them to such environments. According to a project run by The Huffington Post, 40% of juvenile offenders sent to private prisons on account of drug related crimes are arrested and convicted of harsher crimes in less than a year from their release (Kirkham).
Sex trafficking is a crime when women, men and/or children are forcefully involved in commercial sex acts. In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, it is estimated that there are 4.5 million victims of just sex trafficking (“Sex Trafficking”). That is almost ¼ of the world's population. The situations that sex trafficking
One-third of young US girls, about 820,000, become pregnant before they turn 20 (80% are unmarried) and 4 million American teens contract an STD each year. (Teen Sex- Do Abstinence Only Programs Discourage Teen Sex? Web) With these statistics, it is apparent that teens are not making wise decisions regarding their own health and well-being. Nothing is more serious and personal than your health, and teens don’t seem to be able to grasp the gravity of the situation. Teens are bombarded with sex education, and yet have the highest STD rates in the country.
A truth about intimate partner sexual assault is that “In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds that women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.” (CDC 2008) A myth about intimate partner sexual assault is that if a intimate partner rapes their domestic partner it is because the individual is not giving sex up enough or depriving the aggressor. This is false, intimate partners need to give consent each time and both agree on having sex or such acts. A truth is that “On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. In 2005, 1,181 women were