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Human Trafficking and Profit

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This presentation provides both an overview and insights into the how and why of human trafficking, problem and potential solutions. …

This presentation provides both an overview and insights into the how and why of human trafficking, problem and potential solutions.
Pimps, Prostitutes and Profit

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  • 1. Pimps, Prostitutes & Profit Human Trafficking in a Globalized world A Presentation by Muslims Combatting Human Trafficking Mct0.wordpress.com Pyramid Connections Javed Mohammed New Narratives, New Peaks k2film@live.comK2 Vista Productions
  • 2. Poverty is So Miserable…“I was desperate. Whenthey offered work, I hadno choice but to accept.Soon after my arrival inJapan, I realized that I hadbeen sold. My life afterthat was like that of ananimal.”“Set me free: Women immigrants often forced into prostitution,”New Internationalist, Siriporn Skrobanek, September 1998 2
  • 3. Trafficking is…• Buying or selling human beings• Supporting the above by hiring forced prostitutes or patronizing forced labor establishments Photo Credit: UNODC 3
  • 4. Poverty is So Miserable…“I was sold three moretimes and forced to havesex everyday. My ownerthreatened thatwherever I escaped to, Iwould be traced andkilled and so would myparents in Thailand.”“Set me free: Women immigrants often forced into prostitution,”New Internationalist, Siriporn Skrobanek, September 1998 4
  • 5. Trafficking is…• Holding and/or transporting people against their will• Forcing people into servitude through violence and/or deception 5
  • 6. It’s Worse Than You RealizeTrafficking inpersons is the 2ndlargest criminalactivity in theworld, followingillegal drugs Just infront of illegalarms 6
  • 7. Types of Trafficking• Sexual exploitation• Child prostitution• Forced labor• Child soldiers• Indentured servants• Organ harvesting Photo Credit: DOD JCCC 8
  • 8. Slavery is Happening Now Photo Credit: UNODC 9
  • 9. “Those girls are whores of war. It happens.” INTERNATIONAL POLICE TASK FORCEAfter the Rape Campsof Bosnia werebrought to aclose, the same IPTFPeacekeepers weretrafficking young EastEuropean women inSarajevo and beyond
  • 10. Culture Influences our attitude
  • 11. The Culture – The Internet• Internet increased availability and amount of pornography, marketing of prostitution, & online live sex shows
  • 12. The Culture• Pimp culture in music & video• Pimp celebrities
  • 13. The Culture• Culture, mass- media play a role in normalizing prostitution
  • 14. The Culture: The Academy Award• "Its Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from HUSTLE & FLOW
  • 15. Profit from the Global Sex Trade• $75,000 to $250,000 per victim/year (INTERPOL)
  • 16. Who is Responsible?• Organized Crime• Contractors, Government Civilians• Military Personnel• Culture• Corrupt Police 17
  • 17. Who is Responsible?• Citizens: • Young & Old • Fat & Ugly • Secular & Religious • In over 150 countries 18
  • 18. Who is the criminal?•0.6% arrests were pimps13 From Hughes, Donna M. The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking. 2005. Chicago Police in District 14(2001-2002) 19
  • 19. Who is the criminal?•9.6% arrested were male purchasers of commercial sex acts13 From Hughes, Donna M. The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking. 2005. Chicago Police in District 14(2001-2002) 20
  • 20. Who is the criminal?•89% of the arrests were female victims of commercial sex acts13 From Hughes, Donna M. The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking. 2005. Chicago Police in District 14(2001-2002) 21
  • 21. The VictimsMost victims are women and children whohave been: • Kidnapped • Tricked • Coerced/Forced • Sold by their families Photo Credit: DOD JCCC 22
  • 22. How does trafficking happen?
  • 23. Recruited in groups• But no safety in numbers
  • 24. How they get your trust• First link in chain is a relative, friend, neighbo r.
  • 25. Police & traffickers a team• In many parts of the world with high corruption going to the police, does not help the victim escape.
  • 26. If victim goes to police• They may return victim to pimp or imprison them for prostitution and deport then deport them for being illegal
  • 27. Gaining trust• Sometimes the first wave of victims is allowed to go home, and impress other girls with luxury cars, clothes and jewelry and recruit the next round.
  • 28. Match-making services in Eastern Europe• Most mail order brides run by organized crime
  • 29. Where do they find their prey• With the poor, weak and vulnerable. Eg Orphans who have to leave the orphanage on turning 16, 17. Children abandoned by parents
  • 30. Sexual Slavery caused by• Devastating Poverty• Armed conflict• Rapid Industrialization• Exploding Population growth
  • 31. Why can’t they escape?• They are watched by thugs, and sold many times, so they do not know the language nor have any documentation
  • 32. Why can’t they escape?• Can’t trust police, and also threat to family back home
  • 33. Why are so many young women vulnerable• Unemployment is as high as 80% for women but they are still expected to shoulder responsibility
  • 34. Go West• The youth dream of the West. To be offered a job is a dream come true.
  • 35. • Your dignity is in your hands take care of it. Modeling adventures are rarely that.
  • 36. Nothing in the world is free• If it sounds too good to be true it is. Ask yourself why would they be doing this?
  • 37. How could they be so naïve?• A young woman struggling for survival may suspend her better judgment and take a big risk
  • 38. Life is not like the movies• Pretty Woman
  • 39. Reality• Have sex with 10-20 Johns per day
  • 40. Solution: what can I do?
  • 41. Do something anything to make the word a better place
  • 42. November 25, is International Dayfor the Eliminationof Violence against Women
  • 43. A day of Empathy
  • 44. A day to educate
  • 45. A day to be a citizen of the world
  • 46. A day to critique films, tv, ads, & media
  • 47. Protest the pimp culture
  • 48. Adultery in all faiths is a big sin• Visiting bars, clubs, massage parlors, or other places with fronts for prostitution should be avoided at all costs
  • 49. Remember, there is a higher power God watching your every move• God enjoins justice and kindness, and giving to kinfolk, and forbids indecency and abomination and wickedness Holy Quran And those who commit oppression shall know what kind of destiny they shall meet
  • 50. ENDInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr SLAVERY And if anyone saved a life, itwould be as if he saved the life of a whole people Holy Quran FOREVER Come save a life Muslims Combatting Human Trafficking Mct0.wordpress.com k2film@live.com
  • 51. Pyramid ConnectionsK2 Vista Productions A K2Vista Film Production Mct0.wordpress.com k2Vista@live.com Copyright 2011 All images are the copyright of the respective owners