Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a major issue in our society today. It is a form of modern day slavery. People of all races and genders are kidnapped and forced to do hard labor, sex, and servitude. Human trafficking is a highly illegal multi-billion dollar business. People are forced to work at construction sites, hotels, and factories for little to no pay. Domestic servitude is another form of human trafficking. Domestic servitude is when people are forced to work as things butlers, and to sell themselves sexually. This is a major violation of Article 4 of the human rights act which states: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

The Blue Campaign is an organization run by U.S. homeland to answer the question “What is Human Trafficking?” They have started a social media campaign. They have also set up a 24/7 phone service so people can report suspected case of human trafficking. This has helped because there were over 1,000 cases of human trading reported to homeland security in 2016. But there still are thousands of cases that have not been exposed yet.

Government agents have started to go into businesses and check working conditions, and also check people's working papers to make sure that they are not being forced to work. You can also use the hashtag “arkofhope” to spread awareness of this issue via social media.

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Works cited: "Blue Campaign." Blue Campaign | Homeland Security. Web. 22 Jan. 2017. "Human Trafficking." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 22 Jan. 2017. Images: https://goo.gl/images/jRafCy https://goo.gl/images/JGvz6X https://goo.gl/images/t6PCsZ https://goo.gl/images/MxOJEp https://goo.gl/images/p9lQi4 https://goo.gl/images/pHe86g https://goo.gl/images/ehMuhO

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