What do you know about human trafficking??<br />WE COULD BE BOUGHT TOO!!<br />
What IS Human Trafficking?<br /><ul><li>Is an illegal business that is taking place all over the world.
People are kidnapped, sold, or promised a better life then what they are living and are lured into situations, which they can’t escape from.
These victims, unfortunately have no rights, no freedoms. They are not look at as humans anymore but more like objects that can be bought, sold and traded. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Over 80% of the victims are females and over 50% of them are children.
Most of these victims today are from third world countries or countries that have made prostitution legal.
Each year over four million victims are brought sold and transported to various countries around the world.
Canada is one of the countries involved in this business. </li></li></ul><li>ENJOY <br />THE <br />MOVIE!<br />
Movie: Taken<br /><ul><li>The victims are young travelling girls, due to transportation costs (saves money).
Only a certain amount of time to find these victims.
Victims are often drugged which gets them addicted and then turned into prostitutes. Majority also die of overdoses, abuseor are just killed.
Victims are traded, sold and bought through several people.
‘Virgins’ are considered “pure” so they are more expensive. </li></li></ul><li>Canada/USA & the “business”<br /><ul><li>Roughly 3,000 people are trafficked between our Canada and USA borders.
The government is aware of this issue and have been making strong actions to fight human trafficking by tightening boarder control, making new laws, and creating awareness.
In Canada today, according to CTV, human trafficking is still entering Canada at a high rate that every year, 120 to 140 million dollars is brought into the Canadian economy through this business.</li></li></ul><li>Government Involvement <br /><ul><li>In some cases in third world countries, the government over look prostitution and human trafficking because of the millions of dollars it brings into the country each year. These countries are usually poor that they need the money that they cannot afford to lose.
The government tends to ignore this issue, however much they say that it is a terrible crime and it should be put to a stop. But in the end, in most of these cases, the money ends up in the hands of the government.
The government also has not addressed this issue by spreading awareness; most of these people are used to it and see it as apart of their way of life. </li></li></ul><li>Other Facts about Human Trafficking<br /><ul><li>People these country see it as a way to make a profit, especially when a family is so poor and cannot afford to support the amount of children.
They usually end up selling their daughter in most cases and sometimes their son to a trafficker in order to make a profit.
In third world countries not every child is registered, then they become invisible children, the government doesn’t even know of their existence, it makes it a lot easier for traffickers to buy, sell, and transport victims.</li></li></ul><li>Creating Awareness<br /><ul><li>Also, in 2002 launched a huge public awareness campaign on prostitution and human trafficking.
Our government and society needs to take a stance on this issue, we need to make prostitution illegal if we want to start the fight against human trafficking. </li></li></ul><li>