Hannah McLeod Mr. Ziehm American Literature 5 February 2012 Not For Sale The United States serves as a passage way and harbor of many human traffickers throughout the nation, “each year about 17,500 individuals are brought into the United States and held against their will as victims of human trafficking” (Talati 1). Human trafficking may be defined as the acquiring of humans as unwilling subjects for the purpose of making a profit. Next to the drug industry, human trafficking is now the most profitable and fastest growing criminal industry in the world (Anderson 8). This industry is today’s modern time slavery. Although the severity of this situation is not fully known because of its secrecy, organizations are working towards this goal
Andre Fernandez Ms. Walton English 3H, FLVS June 28, 2015 01.04 Denotations and Connotations: Assessment 1. Having demonstrated its versatility as a high-tech newswire, Twitter drew the attention of those who would prefer to see certain information suppressed. Synonym = adaptability Explanation: I chose the word adaptability, because the original word, "versatility" indicates that Twitter has shown that it is very all-around. I wanted to use a word that shows that Twitter is changing, or “adapting.” 2. Millions of users attempted to log into Twitter only to be greeted by the service's iconic "fail whale," the image of a cartoon whale being hoisted into the air by a flock of birds, signaling a site outage.
Year-round schooling is a better system than traditional because it’s better for students learning, it keeps kids involved and engaged, and, as much as this might surprise you, it doesn’t mean less vacation time. So on that first day back, your probably freaking out. Your thinking, “I DON’T REMEMBER THIS!! HOW CAN A TEACHER EXPECT ME TO REMEMBER THIS STUFF AFTER A WHOLE SUMMER! !” They shouldn’t.
Prostitution Slavery Could you believe that there are children young as nine years old working in the sex industry? Trafficking of women and children is one of the biggest problems in the world today. Children young as nine years old are snatched up on the streets and forced into prostitution. Once children and women come into the sex industry they can not leave it anytime they want to. They are either thrown out of the sex industry, killed or die from sickness and diseases.
Human trafficking affects over 161 countries worldwide. Over 20 million men, women and children are trafficked for sex or labor around the world. Traffickers move their victims within their own countries and across international borders if it represents a profitable gain. Victims of sexual trafficking are usually people found in extreme circumstances such as homelessness, runaways, refugees, tourists, kidnap victims and drug addicts. Traffickers also referred to as pimps, exploit the most vulnerable while promising lucrative gain for the victims such as marriage, education, work, money or an overall better quality of life.
Tragically, she was “sold” by her mother. That is just one example of human trafficking that happened in Indonesia. At least, there were 794 same cases that occurred from 2005 until 2009; also ±70.000 children were committed as the victims of human trafficking. This is very heartbreaking remembering that the government already have a strict and legal rules to punish the perpetrators, but the actions is still occurring. There are several actions that included in human trafficking.
Until the end of the 18th century it was legal to beat wives and this was called lawful correction. The usual pattern for domestic violence is based on gender and almost always men against women for example it has been proven that there were 6.6 million incidents of domestic physical assault in 1995. It’s been proven that 50% of all adult women experience incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. But saying this, the conviction rate for rape is only 5.5%. Overall young women aged 20-24 report the highest levels of violence.
Net Child Pornography According to Sex Offenders and the Internet, written by Kerry Sheldon and Dennis Howitt, “child pornography was considered to be a small and specialist issue-an adjunct to the broader problem of pornography of all sorts” (7). However, in the last decade there has been a considerable increase in child pornography. It led to professional and public awareness of internet use in exacerbating child sexual abuse. Ricky Martin is one of the professionals who work to stop the abuse of children worldwide. His foundation “People for Children” raises public awareness and influences public policy makers on issues such as child pornography, prostitution, and labor servitude.
An estimated 12 million people worldwide are in forced labor, debt bondage, forced child labor, or sexual servitude. Depending on the methodology and definition used, other estimates of trafficked persons are as high as 27 million (Hughes and Raymond, n). The numbers projected are of men, women, and children annually that are trafficked across international borders. Approximately 80 percent are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors; the young boys usually age from11-13, and the young girl’s age range is 8-14 (Hughes and Raymond, n). In the article Child Sex
In the Americas, about 700,000 people are bought and sold into the commercial sex trade. Children constitute half of this group. As shocking as these numbers are, the situation is much worse is east Asia. What is child prostitution? "... the use of a child in sexual activities for remuneration or any other form of consideration.