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Preventing Human Trafficking

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This video creates awareness about the number one criminal industry in the world, human trafficking. Human trafficking is selling, trading, and transferring individuals against their will for forced labor or sexual exploitation. Prevent Human Trafficking put it into perfect words, "With all the Human Rights discussions going on in our country, this is the most important, the most critical, and it gets the least amount of attention. This is slavery on our own soil" (Prevent Human Trafficking, 2012). Human trafficking is a human rights violation and is a crime against the dignity and integrity of an individual. According to the website, End Human Trafficking Now, human trafficking is "modern-day slavery" with more slaves at work today than there has ever been at any point in history (EndHumanTraffickingNow, 2012)! There are 27 Million people worldwide that are enslaved. Fifty percent of victims are children. (EndHumanTraffickingNow, 2012) Eighty-percent are women and girls (Newman, p. 282) This video raises the question about human trafficking victim's targeted gender. "Sexual assault education should shift in emphasis from educating women on preventative measures to educating both men and women about the coercive behavior of men and the sources of victim blaming. (Ore, p. 608)" This quote brings up one of the main points of this video. The world needs to create more awareness about human trafficking. People are either unaware that human trafficking exists or they do not comprehend how an individual can be sold and purchased like a consumable product. We need people across the world to be aware of human trafficking. With awareness we are able to prevent more trafficking from happening each and every day. Growing up you realize that people normally only take action for something when it relates to them or hits close to home. That is why this video stresses that human trafficking isn't some foreign epidemic. "Human trafficking is not simply a foreign problem either. According to the U.S State Department, as many as 17,500 people are trafficked into this country each year. They are forced to work as prostitutes, laborers, or servants (Newman, p. 283)." It happens in every country, every state and even in the middle of America. It can happen anywhere. There are already numerous of amazing websites online to promote the prevention of human trafficking. The websites are groups, fundraisers, charities, volunteer organizations and much more that help prevent human trafficking. Although it may be impossible to actually end human trafficking, the websites found online help the cause tremendously. Particularly, the World Vision website is a site that allows people to donate, speak words of encouragement, or sponsor a child. The website has already impacted 115 million children. Not for Sale Campaign is another website made for raising donations to help prevent this terrible act. The website already has over one-million dollars donated toward the cause and still has yet much more to grow. There are also volunteer programs that anybody can go on to create awareness and help the cause of human trafficking. Prevent Human Trafficking has a summer program where participants travel to Asia to gain local insights and perspectives on effective strategy, while benefiting from direct exposure to the surroundings which often propel trafficking. Human trafficking is one the most complex human rights challenges of our time. It represents a gigantic obstacle to freedom and ability to live in peace and security. Human trafficking needs to be prevented. The organizations that help prevent human trafficking need all the help they can get. Whether it be a penny or your whole pay check, any kind of donation for this cause would be extremely helpful. What will you do to help?