The Slave Next Door: How to End the Cruel Business of Human Traffickers!
The Slave Next Door: How to End the Cruel Business of Human Traffickers!The cruel business of human traffickers is just like any other business in thatthe market for it is driven by supply-and-demand mechanics! In order to stopthis, we need to be informed about the processes being used by these humantraffickers to capture innocent and underprivileged people.Cruel Business of Human Traffickers – Demand of Services:A demand of services means that somewhere in the world, someone needs ajob to be done. If there is a high demand for services, there will be a highdemand for labor. For example; if it’s a harvesting season of potato, there willbe a high demand for farmhands. When the vegetable is totally ripe, they mustbe harvested or they will rot in the ground. Whereas the farmer might have notneeded so many workers a few months back ago after planting, but now theyneed a lot of workers and urgently.And that’s the opportunity for human traffickers because they can fill thedemand of services with slaves from poor countries who are looking foremployment and a better future by continuously filling up their table with foodthree times a day for their beloved children.This is an example drawn from a sense that mostly agricultural workers arelow-paid in the poor countries and to get out of their poverty they try to reachthe other countries where they can be able to get better employmentopportunities and better remuneration as well.Quoting the recent facts updated on Wikipedia: “There are two severe forms oftrafficking in persons have increased in past 20 years, i.e.
1. Labor Trafficking2. Sex traffickingLabor trafficking is inter-related with sex trafficking, as labor traffickinginvolves recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of aperson for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for thepurpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, orslavery. And sex trafficking involves Commercial sex induced by force, fraud, orcoercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act”.Adding to this, human trafficking affects every single region around the world,regardless of socio-economic position, history, or political structure. Humantraffickers and smugglers have created an international market for labortrafficking in human beings based on high profit stakes using commercial sexand cheap labor. Human traffickers have exploited the innocent to create amultibillion dollar industry, affecting more than 161 countries worldwide.The toll counts to about 12.3 million men, women and children are traffickedby human traffickers for commercial sex or forced labor today. People aretrafficked both in domestic region and also across borders. Migrating peopleand internally displaced people are particularly exposed to that issue, asevidenced by the aftermath of Haiti earthquake.Labor trafficking destinations are mostly developed countries like USA, Europe,Canada and Australia. In which Australia is becoming more attractive place forhuman traffickers to increase their trade. Many people from Asian/Africancountries are trying to get there from the route of Indonesia. And we see dailynews that people died and excruciated in these incursions.There are endless examples which show us that the human trafficking isbecoming a highly profitable business for human traffickers.
Revolutionary Steps to Be Taken to End the Business of Human Traffickers:1. To bring an end to human traffickers’ Business Empire, there is a dire needto take revolutionary steps. Use of information technology is greatly needed atthis time. We need to create anti human trafficking platform which educatespeople around the world about human trafficking forms while also helping thevictims.2. We need to develop internet based platforms where people can add theirstories, so that anti-human-trafficking experts can get to the root cause of thatproblem to minimize future exploitation.3. We need authentic technology-based databases that document and recordprofiles of human traffickers, so that people can have a resource to identifythem. People would also be able to utilize their own social media networks todistribute that information into their peers according to their respectiveregions.All these things are literally possible since we are living in a “YES” world, whereeverything seems possible. We need to encourage all people and especiallythose organizations that are raising their voices against the great crime wave ofhuman trafficking. Having a strong centralizing and unifying virtual location foreveryone to collaborate at is what we need to end this anti-human business.Muhammad Saad Khan is a social activist and a volunteer in the fight to end thecruel business of human traffickers around the globe. He has joinedFreedomNow – A community built knowledgebase to counter human traffickingas a research professional to learn about prevention, prosecution andprotection from human traffickers.