By definition, human trafficking is the illegal practice of transporting people with the intent of forced manual or sexual labour. Human trafficking consists of a few parts. There is the capture of persons, the transportation of captives, the transfer, and the holding of persons. By the definition given in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, trafficking has three consistent elements;The act, why it was done. The means, how it is done. The purpose, why it is done.The act includes the recruitment, transportation, transfer, and holding of the trafficked persons.
The means is how they got the person, i.e. threats, intimidation, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power and/or vulnerability.The purpose is why the recipient purchased the victim.
This is consid exploitation, i.e. prostitution, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery, and the removal of organs.There are around 20 to 30 million slaves in today’s world. According to the U.S State Department, 600k to 800k people are trafficked across borders every year, 80% are female and half are children._______________There are many organizations against human trafficking, as it is a constant issue and affects all victims permanently. Organizations such as the Polaris Project are non-profit community organizations who make a difference by working with government officials and offering recovery programs to victims, while having resource databases of reported trafficking.
Organizations like the Blue Heart Campaign are run by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime. These are large scale official organizations who do their best to punish the offenders and recover the victims. They are motivated by humanitarianism, as this is a 32 billion dollar industry affecting so many people, and it is everywhere.This issue calls for everyone in the world to do what they can, because this crime is not stopped by borders or governments.________________I believe the best way we can fight this issue is to recover and take care of as many victims as we possibly can, and persecute any offender found guilty. This is a very difficult thing to completely solve, as it is an international crime that sees no bounds to its reaches. This crime is everywhere, and the organization runs extremely deep, many times involving even corrupt law officials, making it extremely hard to get to the root of the problem.
The best we can do is focus on the surface until we can eventually chip it down to the bottom. I do believe that there is the potential that this problem may never be 100% solved, but we can most definitely make a difference. This is not something one country or nation can do alone, so we must all act together. Canada must give the best helping hand they can.