Rebecca King Soc-220 December 23, 2018 Professor Davidson Human Trafficking Human trafficking is something that has become a global problem that effects more of us then we might initially realize. When I think of the social problem of human trafficking I typically think of someone who was kidnapped and is now being transported to another country to be sold into the sex slave trade. This is actually not an accurate representation of the problem. Human Trafficking is not just people being used for sex this epidemic is also seen in sweat shop factories where people are being forced to work constantly for no pay and in dangerous in humane conditions. According to Human Rights Quarterly approximately 600,000 people are being trafficked a year. That is a crazy amount and shows just how big of a problem this really is. So, what can we possibly do to change this number and why has this become such a large problem that people are just now finding out about? Unfortunately, as Americans we do not always get involved until problems start to seep into our little bubble. I personally believe that there are some practical things that we can do to bring about change. Some of these things are bringing awareness, changing laws and changing our spending habits to support fair wages. Imagine a world where people could earn a fair wage and be able to work in safe and humane conditions. Now this may seem like we have already achieved this but that is just here in the United States.
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