Human trafficking is the fastest increasing criminal industry now in day worldwide, coming in second after drug trafficking. What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is being forced to do something. It is also commonly referred to as “modern-day slavery.” Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for forced labor or for exploitation. Exploitation is using others for prostitution, forced labor, and organ trafficking. Approximately 2.5 million are trafficked each year worldwide. It occurs in many third world countries, in which poverty is an issue. Human trafficking is a crime against humanity and should be banned.
In Europe human trafficking is a huge issue; officials estimate that more than 200,000 women and girls are trafficked out of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics each year. That is nearly one quarter of all women trafficked globally. Most young girls are kidnapped then raped. These girls are forced to sleep with up to ten men a day. Due to the fact that woman and girls are trafficked for sex, they are more likely to be infected with HIV and/or AIDS. Men that seek for sex think that the younger girls are "virgins" and haven’t been infected by the virus, making the girls more likely to be requested. The threat of getting HIV/AIDS from one of these girls hasn’t made sex trafficking and prostitution decrease, but it has increased the numbers of younger girls being traded.
Poverty has a lot to do with human trafficking. Some women, with little resources and knowledge, are forced to sell their bodies in need of an income to support their children. Traffickers usually target women and children. In some countries, girls are kidnapped and then forced to sleep with men with false promises of getting a job in acting or modeling. Researchers state that poverty leads to a lack of education, which then leads to no employment and that may lead to sex trafficking. Many believe that by fighting poverty, sex...