Hello my beauties,
Today I bring another serious subject to you. Human Trafficking is something that is sweeping the World. As slavery became illegal, individuals have found other means by profiting from trafficking humans into this country to be slaves. Human trafficking represents an estimated $32 billion of international trade per annum, of the illegal international trade estimated at $650 billion per annum in 2010.
Since most of aliens are here illegally they don’t have a voice.It is up to us to care, and so Raising Good Vibes our non-profit organization is making packages to send to those who care about the World. Become a World Citizen here and see the little steps you could do to save the world.
Recently having watched the movie, The Lorax. It opened my eyes a bit more to the problems of the world. Of course we know what is wrong with the world. Pollution in the air and floating around in our oceans, war, hunger, and so much more. We are destroying this beautiful and magnificent world with each water bottle we throw away and when we say to ourselves SOMEONE ELSE WILL CLEAN IT UP. I say this is the generation that will change the world. I believe this generation is more empathic to the ways of our ancestors. We have seen the destruction that they have caused with their wars and unfair treatment of each other. It starts with someone like you, just like Dr. Seuss said “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Human Trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others, or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim’s rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person to another location.
While smuggling requires travel, trafficking does not. Much of the confusion rests with the term itself, as the word “trafficking” evokes the idea of transport or travel. However, unlike most cases of people smuggling, victims of human trafficking are not permitted to leave upon arrival at their destination. They are held against their will through acts of coercion, and forced to work for or provide services to the trafficker or others. The work or services may include anything from bonded or forced labor to commercial sexual exploitation.
The arrangement may be structured as a work contract, but with no or low payment, or on terms which are highly exploitative. Sometimes the arrangement is structured as debt bondage, with the victim not being permitted or able to pay off the debt.
Bonded labor, or debt bondage, is probably the least known form of labor trafficking today, and yet it is the most widely used method of enslaving people. Victims become “bonded” when their labor is demanded as a means of repayment for a loan or service in which its terms and conditions have not been defined or in which the value of the victims’ services is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt. Generally, the value of their work is greater than the original sum of money “borrowed.”
Forced labor is a situation in which victims are forced to work against their own will under the threat of violence or some other form of punishment; their freedom is restricted and a degree of ownership is exerted. Men are at risk of being trafficked for unskilled work, which globally generates 31 billion USD according to the International Labor Organization. Forms of forced labor can include domestic servitude, agricultural labor, sweatshop factory labor, janitorial, food service and other service industry labor, and begging. Some of the products produced by forced labor are: clothing, cocoa, bricks, coffee, cotton, and gold, among others.
Child labour is a form of work that is likely to be hazardous to the physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development of children and can interfere with their education. The International Labor Organization estimates worldwide that there are 246 million exploited children aged between 5 and 17 involved in debt bondage, forced recruitment for armed conflict, prostitution, pornography, the illegal drug trade, the illegal arms trade, and other illicit activities around the world.
For more information on what you could do to help check out http://www.polarisproject.org
– Nicole Rivero | CEO Hello Temptress