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Sex Trafficking Presentation

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Emily Meier

on 13 November 2012

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Sex Trafficking Human trafficking is the third most profitable illegal industy behind the trafficking of drugs and weapons What is Sex Trafficking? Sex trafficking is a comtempory form of slavery in which a commercial sex act is committed by force, deception, or imtimidation in which the person is forced to perform such an act is a minor. What is Sex Trafficking? Dilemmas Why no attention?? Advocacy & Prevention The Abuse What I Will Be Focusing On A Global
Concern Sex trafficking has a devastating impact on individual survivors who often suffer physical, mental, and emotional abuse, and rape. 1990s - Increase of women in the sex trade Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: It deprives people of their human rights and freedoms. Physical and Mental
Symptoms Characterizing Symptoms: Intrusive re- experiencing of the trauma. *Flashbacks *Nightmares *Intrusive thoughts PTSD! Major Physical Symptoms: Headaches Easily Tired Back Pain Stomach and Pelvic Pain Recruitment: Transportation: Profits: Never Ending Cycle
Dilemmas of Escaping *direct contact of family and victims *Agents who scout for potential victims in source regions, sometimes presenting themselves as a love interest. *Misleading about a job opportunity *Sex trafficking may occur locally or domestically without any movement, such as within the same city. *Victims may be transported by plane, boat, train, any form of movement, usually a combination of the methods. *Victims are then isolated or taken right into the business and asked to perform a variety of services, the sex trade being one of them. *Traffickers make anywhere from 4,000 to 50,000 per person traficked! Worth of Victims: Babies from Nigeria: 6,400 Babies in China: 7,800 Children in China: 6,100-boys 500-girls Children in Iraq: Between $300-5,500 Children in Mali: $600 for a child Solider Girls in Romania: 3,000-6,000 Children in the United Kingdom: $25,000 Babies in Malaysia: 6,588 Manipulation Process: 1) Ensuring of vulernable, isolated teenagers. 2) Establish victim dependency by displays of affection and generosity. 3) Take contol of the victim by have sexual relations with them and introduce the ideas of sex work. 4) Total dominance of victims sustained by physical coercion. No Escape? *Many victims try, but it is difficult for them to leave their situation. *If caught, punishment can be horrific, including beatings, rape, or death. Why Lack of Attention? * The U.S. is the most vulenerable group. * Sex Trafficking is increasing the U.S. because of the lack of attention it is receiving. *We as Americans ignore the fact that it can actually happen here. *Lack of Education Location: * More run like a business and more organized. * Traffickers take any form of identity. *Use of control methods causes victims
to not want to reach for any help. Awareness: *Sex trafficking is still a major problem that affetcs every county in one aspect or another.

*Education women and children of the dangers of sex trafficking and possible offenders.

*Continuation of research is needed to prevent
protect and liberate victims.
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