Ivanka Trump and her father hope to raise awareness about human trafficking…
One of the most horrendous acts still taking place in the modern world is that of human trafficking—the trade of human beings. Young women and children are held against their will and literally sold into slavery. Whether it be for hard labor or the sex trade, human trafficking has always been a booming business.
The conditions for the victims of this crime are usually just as terrible. There is no limit or boundaries to the human trafficking horror. Since the very nature of human trafficking is disgusting, the perpetrators of human trafficking have found many ways to work around the law and remain under the radar. While not impossible to detect, victims of human trafficking rarely have opportunities to flee or reach out for help. That’s where vigilance and awareness come into play.
As citizens of the United States, we often don’t think of such things. Human trafficking seems like a problem that only plagues that back alleys of third-world countries and strange cities that are hard to pronounce. This just isn’t true. There are indeed victims of human trafficking within the United States. Military personnel are given specific training on what to look for as red flags in terms of human trafficking. Places like strip clubs, massage parlors, and even on the streets are among the more obvious locations where one might come into contact with victims of human trafficking. These operations can also be hiding in plain sight, disguised as a legitimate business. A good majority are also using fake or no documentation. These women and children are smuggled into the United States from all around the world, including South America. They’re often promised a job and better life in the United States and then forced into servitude.
By Angelina Newsom – March 1, 2017 – OpsLens