Human Trafficking Joseph Covert

Background Information: I chose to do this report on human trafficking because it is something that affects families on the daily basis, it is something that is not only heard of in our country but is feared heavily. This means a lot to me because a human life is worth more than what these sickening people get paid, and no human, especially children deserve to be ripped from their families just to be sold to strangers who only have the worst intentions. Many people should care because what if your child or family member was snatched up and don’t show up from a bus stop or a walk, but by the time you get to them it’s too late. Awareness is always the first step to stopping human trafficking. According to the Report, the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls. Surprisingly, in 30% of the countries which provided information on the gender of traffickers, women make up the largest proportion of traffickers. In some parts of the world, women trafficking women is the norm. The second most common form of human trafficking is forced labor (18%),although this may be a misrepresentation because forced labor is less frequently detected and reported than trafficking for sexual exploitation. Worldwide, almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children. However, in some parts of Africa and the Mekong region, children are the majority (up to 100% in parts of West Africa).


-Background information

-First Imagery Argument

-Poetic Argument

-Poetic Argument Pt2

-Primary Solution

-Video Support

-Children story

-Authors note


The importance of this topic is that human trafficking is not specific for just a single person. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, Hispanic, Asian, tall, short, rich, poor. It could happen to anyone of any ethnicity or privilege, there's even cases of children being captured and not everyone gets saved before the damage is done. The image I have chosen depicts the importance of Human Trafficking itself by simply stating that not everyone in America “The Land Of The Free” is not really free. Many people that were born and raised in our “great America” have been victims to Human trafficking and I believe the image says just that.

She's broken she's shattered but her classmates don't see her pain.

No one one knows the horrors she has faced.

Broken, abused, and discarded like trash... Yet she smiles with so much life.

16 and she's been through so much.

An all american girl exposed to a world of lies and deceit

Human Trafficking the news cry’s but they dont say its so close to home

Your neighbor your child they could be next

Being sold at night and smiling through the rest

Save me save me is all she ever cried

but she’s saved and now she can’t function

16 in high school living the life of a 22 year old prostitute

you know her name but you don’t know her shame.

This Poem was written by a female. I can tell this by the way they wrote this, it was emotional like she had personally experienced this or witnessed this. She uses specific words to get an emotional response like “she’s broken”, “discarded like trash”.

They still exist;

Both literally and metaphorically.

Little girls sex trafficked,

Boys slave in sweat shops,

Businessman works a 60 hour week.

Everyone's got their own chains.

Some we put on freely,

Some are thrust upon us,

like maturity on an orphaned child

--Some are cut into our wrists.

With every lie,

With every curse,

With every slander,

Pain built up creates inside

these fine little links;

Alone they are weak, but together


27 million slaves in the world

But that's just an estimate.

When we look inwards

We see so. many. more.

Poem 2 seems to be written by a male. He has no emotional link to what he has wrote. He spoke off the top of his head is my belief. This poem does speak of trafficking but focuses on slavery in general.

A way that I could help as an individual is to share information on human trafficking is learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for individuals, businesses, first respondents, law enforcement, educators, and federal employees, among others. Volunteer and support anti-trafficking efforts in your community. Be well-informed. Set up a web alert to receive current human trafficking news. Become familiar with public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Homeland Security.

Others can help pass on the message or help keep others informed about human trafficking. They could also set up fundraisers and other organizations to help stop human trafficking. Businesses can Provide jobs, internships, skills training, and other opportunities to trafficking survivors. As well as Health Care Providers can Learn how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims. With assistance from anti-trafficking organizations, extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims.

I think that my solution will help many and be very effective. My solution allows people to recover from what they have been through as well allows them to enter the community with a bit more ease. With my ideas the community should be able to not only stop human trafficking but prevent and help victims. It gives them an equal chance to get back into their life.

22% of human trafficking is forced prostitution, 10% is state imposed labor, 68% forced labor exploitation. Human trafficking is closer than we think. We've mostly turned to the criminal justice system. But keep in mind, most victims of human trafficking are poor and marginalized. They're migrants, people of color. This supports my argument because it is just adding more reason to why we need more justice for the human trafficking victims and more reasons to prevent this.

Human trafficking is not okay! By Joseph Covert

This story was intended to teach children about and how to prevent human trafficking.

Human trafficking is like a modern day slavery where they are treated as property being sold for money. Some cases are worse than others where the “BAD GUYS” steal kids away from their families.

The “BAD GUYS” then take the kids or young adults far away from their homes into the hands of strangers and then put to work with no or little money. Children who are bought for work are constantly working long hours with low break times.

The kids that were sold rarely make it back to their families, forced to work until they get sick then are replaced with newer, healthier kids. They work in a horrible area, always scared if they don’t work fast enough the “BAD GUY” would be mad and not feed them.

A way that kids like you can be safe is to NOT TALK TO STRANGERS. Talking to people you don’t know can end up very bad.

Another way that you can stay safe is to always talk to your parents. Your parents are very important and can keep you safe from the “BAD GUYS”.

If you are ever scared tell a Police Officer. They’re your FRIENDS and want to help you as best as they can.

Throughout this assignment I learned so much about human trafficking. My eyes have opened up to how close human trafficking is to home. This has made me want to learn more so I can help to inform others so together we can protect our community. I want to help victims get back on their feet and return to the community as a stronger person. All everyone needs to do is join together and protect the kids and young adults of America by informing and creating a community watch.











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