Monday, November 22, 2010

A great site: Teens on Trafficking

About Human Trafficking...
Image linked from source: "Human trafficking is the practice of people being tricked, lured, coerced or otherwise removed from their home or country, and then compelled to work with no or low payment or on terms which are highly exploitive." Or so Wikipedia describes it. But human trafficking is basically the modern day slavery. The three main issues of human trafficking are: slave labor, sexual exploitation, and prostitution. Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, but no one can really put a number on how many people that have been affected by this heinous crime because it is an extremely covert, and underground issue. It is the second largest crime in the world only behind drug trafficking, but it is growing at dangerously rampant rates and will soon pass drug trafficking. When people are trafficked, they are forced to work and/or sell their bodies while also enduring mental, physical, and sexual abuse with hardly any food or pay.
The average age of entry of which girls enter prostitution is 13, and this number is still decreasing at an alarming rate. How someone can compel themself to torture and rape an innocent child is beyond me. But these heartless creatures must be STOPPED.

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