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Unformatted text preview: Peter Johnson November 7, 2007 Dr. Tetreault Presentation Paper Insert Clever Title Here As I sat down in my four o’clock International Studies Colloquium class on a brisk Tuesday afternoon, I wondered what activity would consume the next fifty minutes of my day. Son Nguyen, a Vietnamese student at Trinity, would be reflecting on his own personal experiences and viewpoints on human rights violations in Southeastern Asia. What was discussed during that period was not what I had been expecting. The main topic of conversation was human trafficking, a prominent issue in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Mr. Nguyen told the class that most trafficking is instigated by an unstable economic situation in a family. In most cases, people – usually women and children – are attracted by the prospect of a well-paid job as a servant or factory worker. However, the victims are placed into a situation in which they are forced to resort to prostitution or slavery. The most shocking part of Son’s presentation was that these innocent people, who are trying to aid their...
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- Spring '08
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights violations