Dateline has a bunch of stuff on this
"the Natasha sex trade"- google that nd ud get info
i wrote this for a class last yr, hopefuly this can help you
Sex trafficking is an illegal $10 billion industry booming worldwide. At least 1 million females are trafficked annually and 100,000 make it to America. Trafficking is essentially slavery, a problem not accordingly taken care of in America.
Sex trafficking is a harsh, iniquitous evil driven by many elements, like men. Generally, men’s need for dominance has driven traffickers to capitalize on this. Men seem to desire the ability to mold their “sexual satisfier” into whatever they want. According to Joe Parker, Clinical Director at the Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation in Oregon, “Some do not want real relationships, or feel entitled to something beyond relationships they have. … They like the power involved in buying a human being who can be made to do almost anything.” The satisfaction the man feels is worth a lot of money which is the basis of sex trafficking. The demoralization and lack of equality among the genders has given a boost to sex trafficking- the financial difficulty is less with males, thus females are eradicated from the family picture a majority of the time in the developing world.
There are several recruitment methods that pimps employ. The females are either innocent/naïve, indigent, desperate, uneducated, unemployed, in a dysfunctional family and/or a war zone which is exploited by pimps. In mail-order bride services, trafficking women talk to others seeking a better life which includes nuptials. Advertisements that display luxurious job openings in distant places attract persons struggling to survive. Abductions by tourists and family members selling their offspring is another technique. Friends of these females would occasionally encourage them to follow this practice. The ones in a dysfunctional family and/or war zone are more prone to run away which makes them an easier target for traffickers to deceive.
The women are treated like animals. Traffickers seize all travel records, abuse the women (food deprivation, physical/emotional torture, stripping of freedom), threaten to hurt family and demand debt payment. The prostitutes get nothing out of this enslavement except the experience and food. If prostitutes refuse to pay the traffickers their earnings, debt is amplified by a large margin, physical torture will intensify and persist or they would be slaughtered as a lesson to the other victims. The victims are in a different country with a different language and culture and they are don’t know where to go for help. Generally the police would arrest, sentence or deport them, they don’t ever treat the victims as victims but as criminals. The victims are also unaware of hotlines or institutions dedicated to them.
America has passed reforms and provided capital to battle this crisis. In July 2004, in Florida, Bush claimed his regime “provided more than $295 million to support anti-trafficking programs in more than 120 countries.” An additional $50 million was provided for fighting in poor countries. Grants equating to $35 million was allocated to 36 national institutions. Another $4.5 million was allotted to nine associations. A hotline was created to help victims: 1-888-373-7888 and 911. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act states that federal regimes should forbid and persecute traffickers. The punishment must correspond to the misdemeanor perpetrated by mirroring the nature of the crime which may discourage the prevalence of the offense committed. Victims should be treated as refugees, not criminals; actions to acquaint the populace of trafficking; the inquiry and trial of traffickers in other countries should be conducted with support from all countries involved; the appropriate treatment and punishment should be stipulated; and administrations should observe any immigration/emigration trends for trafficking and whether federal officials are responding properly. The PPSPTP from UNODC limits and fights trafficking by establishing a criteria for the crimes and measures to care for victims and persecute traffickers. States must tend to the victims and provide them with some citizen benefits. The states that adopt the Protocol must cooperate. The borders are carefully inspected by examining the validity of travel documents. Devised by the UNODC in March 1999, the GPAT supports the growth of criminal justice replies in addition to finding the perpetrators fast and easy. Nationally, it “promotes awareness-raising of trafficking in human beings and especially strengthen institutional capacity; train law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges; advise on drafting and revising relevant legislation; provide advice and assistance on establishing and strengthening anti-trafficking elements; and strengthen victim and witness support. [Internationally, it] aims to provide assistance to agencies, institutions and governments as part of an interdisciplinary effort to design effective measures against trafficking in human beings.” In Washington D.C. during January 2001, the Shared Hope Institute (SHI established in 1998) instituted the War Against Trafficking Alliance that opposes trafficking and assembled a global association to battle traffickers while rescuing. They convinced the American Congress to facilitate the Path Breaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking in late February 2003. It aimed at following the Alliance’s footsteps.
In January 2001, the U.S. Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. It is entitled “Be Smart, Be Safe…” and provides a well developed synopsis of sex trafficking. It is circulated all throughout American Embassies.
The T visa is a visa that is dedicated to trafficking victims. The program designs a process for allowing a victim to eventually become a citizen after 3 years. It was initiated on January 22, 2002 by the Attorney General of America.
` According to Bush, “The 2005 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act strengthens and expands our efforts and allows law enforcement to continue to liberate the women and children who are forced and coerced into slavery.” He signed this legislation on December 21, 2005. According to the Congressional Budget Office, within the next 2 years, $361 million will be allotted to destroying trafficking. This bill will tackle the necessities of victims and to stop trafficking of American citizens to cease national trafficking. The punishments have become more severe and frequent. The End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act of 2005 is a program used to develop and execute strategies of enforcement. $15 million is allocated annually to finance the plan. The money can be utilized to prosecute the buyers of sex slaves through educational means, punishments, decoys and others; to prosecute traffickers for sexual abuse and others; and to facilitate the services offered by NGO to the victims. The arraignment and penalties of traffickers is reinforced and it slightly alters the 1910 Mann Act increasing it from the prohibition of transferring any person along land borders with the goal of sexual exploitation to “any consumer” with the same setting. The organizations fighting sex trafficking should work with the Senior Policy Operating Group in unison. The Attorney General is obliged to issue a yearly paper suggesting methods of sex trafficking depletion which require statistics and evaluation of sex trafficking nationally. The use of other acts and fundings would be evaluated as well.
The CEOS, set up in 1987 aims to defend the interests of America by executing decrees connected to child exploitation.
As of 2003, Innocence Lost Initiative concentrates on sex trafficking of the American people in America.14 departments were appointed by the FBI to tackle the problem and discuss solutions to solving it. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children taught several lessons on approaches to address prostitution. At the moment, 500 arrests and 67 guilty verdicts have been made.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) 2003 demanded for a collaboration of foreign regimes and relatives of victims to work together to further help prosecute traffickers more harshly and for victims to litigate their traffickers. The availability of T-visas has increased to cover minors.
According to “Smith’s Trafficking Victims Protection Act Becomes Law (January 10, 2006),” “In the past four years, twice as many people in the United States have been prosecuted and convicted for trafficking than in the prior four-year period. Worldwide, more than 3,000 traffickers were convicted last year – an increase from the previous year. These numbers reflect an increasing number of countries acquiring the laws necessary to combat trafficking and having the political will to implement those laws.” \
On January 10, 2006, Bush said “We cannot put the criminals out of business until we also confront the problem of demand. Those who pay for the chance to sexually abuse children and teenage girls must be held to account. So we'll investigate and prosecute the customers, the unscrupulous adults who prey on the young and the innocent.”
The new law claims that sentences against traffickers will increase. A biennial evaluation will be handled by the Department of Justice within America.
`In February 2002, Bush designed the “Interagency Task Force to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons” which includes many Cabinet members, especially the head of the departments.
Since the ratification of the TVPA in 2000, almost 400 certification in trafficking victims were handed out by the Department of Health and Human Services in addition to 28 eligibility letters allowing other victims the same services as certified victims. In February 2003, the same department distributed $4.6 million to 22 organizations focused on trauma of victims and their received benefits. One month later, $3.5 million was given to 15 groups by the same department to concentrate on the improvement of the life of victims such as medical care and housing. In January 2003, the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) handed out 12 grants adding up to $9.5 million to a variety of organizations to provide services to victims and training to police-like personnel.
Overall Trafficking in Persons Case Statistics :: Cases Involving Sexual Exploitation or Abuse
Events per Fiscal Year
Fiscal Yr. 99-00
Fiscal Yr. 01-02
Fiscal Year 99-00
Fiscal Year 01-02
Convictions and Pleas
Although it is obvious that progress is being made, numbers doubled and were drastically increased, there is so much more room for more progress. Many more convictions could’ve been made, many more lives could’ve been saved. The most minutest fraction of the possible number of victims are rescued, that’s sad. It’s pathetic, it’s a disgrace to society. America should achieve greater success, the numbers are not showing that. The number of trafficked victims protected during the Fiscal Year of 2001 to 2002, was less than 0.00315?f all trafficked victims. The most minutest fraction of the possible number of victims are rescued, that’s sad. It’s pathetic, it’s a disgrace to society and very disappointing.
`Sure there are various reforms formulated by a variety of political leaders and organizations but the result is the bare minimum. America is a very powerful country, it should use its resources to help prove its greatness, to show that America can rescue the poor victims on the street dying and crying in pain. America is failing in nearly every aspect to rescue the innocent. The T-Visas are a good idea and they help a lot- they help to ensure a more safer and warmer life without the constant threats of traffickers. But they’ll be lonely, they won’t have their biological family which they may be the only ones who can help them out through illnesses they are suffering. T visas allow for the family to arrive and live for 3 years until they have to apply for citizenship or return but what does a victim do when their family cannot be located by anyone? They will never have them in their lives at all, everything they had would be a collection of memories. For a majority of people, memories alone are not enough to nurse a person out of pain. If the victims lived with other victims, their life would be better off because they would have people who experienced the exact same thing they did- the victims would understand, they could help each other with the recovery. Therefore as part of the services applied to certified victims, shelters should be set up including only victims of trafficking.
Another fact to question is the use of the allotted monies in organizations aimed at training staff. To what area specifically did they go to, how did that money achieve success, what does the government do when there’s not much money left to fund sex trafficking?
Operation Predator which was designed by the Department of Homeland Security, had the following results according to an article from the White House entitled “The President's On-going Initiatives to Combat Trafficking” 210 new inspections were commenced from Fiscal Year 2001 to Fiscal Year 2003. in the past 3 years, the amount of investigations were much less, even less than half. 110 traffickers were indicted throughout this time frame which is nearly a 300?ise in comparison with the past 3 years. Approximately 3,200 people were arrested during the beginning year.
According to the Department of State, an article entitled “Released by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons June 3, 2005” the Department of Health and Human Services found 228 persons who suffered from trafficking which is more than twice the number identified during the last year. `
The root of all the reforms builds on the same statement: “to discover methods to combat sex trafficking with the help of funding.” They’re all repetitive, sure some people are being arrested and incarcerated, but it’s just the bare minimum. A whole lot more of traffickers and buyers can be punished. If NBC’s Dateline helped gain the freedom of 37 Southeast Asian kids and the convictions of several traffickers in a rather small amount of time, then the American government can achieve success rates 10 times better.
Sex trafficking thrives when the victims are poor, unemployed, desperate and uneducated. Therefore, the national government should initiate plans to prevent/cease this and provide a more fair judicial system. Good paying jobs should be created, free schooling with a portion of the curriculum dedicated to sex trafficking should be provided in addition to improved cheap housing and free health care services with social workers who are willing to help anyone out in any way. Traffickers would have less victims because there are no more possibly victims remaining. In order for that to work, essentially poverty must be eliminated all together. The downfall to this is that it is rather very time consuming and expensive and some countries have other problems which they would give higher priority to. In America, once victims are found, they must be given the better life they were originally promised. They must have clean clothes, warm meals, a caring loving family and a good amount of luxuries-their trust must be gained. They must not be manipulated at all, they’ve suffered that too many times already and it will worsen the condition they are in. The caregivers must tell them that although it’s difficult to open up, they must do it in order to prevent others from enduring the fate they had. When the truth is revealed, the caregivers must promise them to ensure their safety from anyone, for as long as they live with them. Then the sex rings should be tracked down, then publicized and jailing the traffickers.
According to “Best Practices to Address the Demand Side of Sex Trafficking,” sex trafficking would decrease if the patrons are removed. Officials should oversee regions of prostitution and catch these patrons. The patrons’ privileges should be annulled. If patrons’ activities persist, then tickets should be distributed describing the dangers of prostitution. Payments and car confiscation should result afterwards and a payment should be given obtain the car back. Then there should be suspension from work and from use of driver’s license. Stalking violations should be issued as well as counseling referrals.
According to the Administration for Children and Families designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, individuals can help by deepening the knowledge of sex trafficking, funding agencies dedicated to destroying sex trafficking and saving its victims, demanding state officials to pass laws fighting it, and always report suspicions at the hotline. In addition, if anyone knows a customer who engages in sexual activities with prostitutes, convince them to stop with religion, conscience or any other means. Decomposing the root of the problem is the key to the whole chain collapsing. If the they don’t fund sex, sex trafficking won’t exist.
KEY: UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime: UNODC
Global Programme against Trafficking (GPAT)
the Shared Hope Institute (SHI
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons (PPSPTP)
Trafficking Victims Protection Act: TVPA
January 8, 2006
The Sex Trafficking Report
What global industry has such a prosperous milieu that it collects in total US $7 billion annually? Still no clue? Here’s a hint- it’s illegal and prevalent in every nation imaginable. Believe it or not, sex trafficking. At least 1 million females are trafficked annually and 100,000 make it to America. According to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It is essentially contemporary slavery.
Sex trafficking is a harsh and evil business that is immoral, apathetic, iniquitous, wrong, sinful, unacceptable but booming. It is driven by many elements which are of a wicked nature, but mainly men. Generically speaking, men’s need for dominance has driven traffickers to acquire humans through various means. They seem to desire the ability to mold their “sexual satisfier” into whatever they want. According to Joe Parker, who is the Clinical Director at the Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation in Portland, Oregon, and has spent many years of his life analyzing men’s deportment, “Some people do not want real relationships, or feel entitled to something beyond the real relationships they have. … They do not want to be nice. They do not want to ask. They like the power involved in buying a human being who can be made to do almost anything.” When the sex partner is a child, the man feels like he has great power since he has the ability to decide the fate of the child, he has control over their innocence and purity. The man ends up portraying a remorseless animal. This is a very difficult thing to change because it is related to the functioning of one’s mind as well as their nature. One’s mind has to be psychologically altered in order for this problem to be dwindled. This pleasurable feeling that the desperate man feels is worth a lot of money which is what sex trafficking lives on.
There are several recruitment methods that pimps use to attract innocent girls. They play on the situation of these females: innocent/naïve, indigent, desperate, uneducated, unemployed, in a dysfunctional family and/or a war zone. An analysis on child prostitution in Lao PDR indicated that 49 out of 131 of the tested group engaged in the activity to sustain the family unit. One is by means of mail-order bride services in which trafficking women talk to innocent women who want to travel to seek a better life than what they have which includes nuptials. Advertisements that display luxurious job openings in distant places attract desperate women who are struggling to live. This false marketing accounts for one-fifth of the females trafficked in the Ukraine. Abductions by tourists and desperate (however, parents/lovers may also do this as a means of abusing/punishing the child) family members selling their young willingly are other techniques of procuring the ingredients of the trade. Friends of these females would occasionally encourage them to follow this practice. In the report on Lao PDR that was referred to before, 27 of the 131 total females entered the trade with pressure from acquaintances and for the longing of freedom. The ones in a dysfunctional family and/or war zone are more prone to run away which makes them an easier target for traffickers to deceive. The traffickers would demand $3,000-$30,000 for travel, room, living, medical, attorney and other fees before the females are “given” their promised life. Trafficking for some “enables them to live, eat, and maybe send some money or food back to other family members.”
Upon arrival, the women are treated horribly, like animals which in most cases are treated better than the humans. Pastor Chun Ki-won said that the women “have no rights. Whoever finds them first can sleep with them. Then he seels them after.” According to a French newspaper, the Le Monde, “A medical exam verified the abuse she [18 year old Ukrainian Irina who escaped prostitution in Belgium], had suffered, such as cigarette burns all over her body.” Traffickers seize all identifying and travel records, abuse the women, threaten to hurt family and demand debt payment. This debt payment are the above stated fees in addition to a charge for prostitution. Nearly all of the money received through prostitution is to be paid back to the pimps. If they refuse, their debt may be amplified by a large margin, their physical torture will intensify and persist for a longer time or they would be slaughtered as a lesson of fate to the other victims. The victims are confined to their homes, their food and water intake is deprived, and their freedom is virtually abolished. They suffer immense physical impairments and contact with permanent life-altering disease in addition to severe mental problems including Traumatic Brain Injury as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, common emotional issues. The victims who speak a different language end up having no where to go for aid because their options are limited. Many fear that if they go to the police, they will be arrested and even sentenced or deported since they are in the foreign country as an illegal immigrant. The victims who do not know English do not have many people to communicate with that are making an effort to help them. The women also are unaware of hotlines or institutions that are dedicated to saving them so they are ultimately forced to endure the brutality of the traffickers unless the commit suicide.
America has passed reforms and provided capital to battle this severe international crisis. On July 16, 2004, at a conference in Tampa, Florida, Bush claimed, “Since taking office, my administration has provided more than $295 million to support anti-trafficking programs in more than 120 countries.” In addition, $50 million was provided by the Bush regime to promote initiatives combating trafficking in several pre-industrial/third world nations. Grants that equated to a total sum of $35 million was allocated to 36 national institutions that care for trafficking victims. An additional $4.5 million was allotted to nine associations operating as shelters for victims whilst they acquire supplementary help. A free daily and hourly nationwide phone number was created to help victims: 1-888-373-7888. Another hotline was created a long time ago which is where emergencies can be reported- that one is commonly known by all as 911. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was implemented on June 3, 2005. It states federal regimes should condemn, forbid and persecute traffickers/trafficking. The punishment the felon is sentenced to should correspond to the misdemeanor perpetrated by mirroring the nature of the crime which may discourage the prevalence of the offense committed. Under this law, victims are not to be treated as criminals, but as refugees; actions to make the populace aware of trafficking’s ramifications, forms, and causes; the examination and trial of traffickers in other countries are to be conducted with support from all countries involved; the appropriate treatment and punishment should be stipulated; and administrations should observe any immigration/emigration trends for proof of trafficking and whether federal officials are responding to the crimes in proper and civilized manner. The United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime has devised the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons which is leveled at limiting and fighting trafficking by establishing a criteria for the crimes and measures to care for victims and persecute traffickers. States are required to care tend to the needs of victims and provide them with some citizen benefits. The states that adopt the Protocol must cooperate and accept the classification of the persons involved and the entire procedure of the events. The borders of these states must be watched with a critical eye that examines visas as well as passports and the validity of these and other identifying records. The Global Programme against Trafficking (GPAT) was devised by the UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) in March 1999 to support the growth of criminal justice replies in addition to finding the perpetrators fast and easy. Nationally, GPAT “aims to promote awareness-raising of trafficking in human beings and especially strengthen institutional capacity; train law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges; advise on drafting and revising relevant legislation; provide advice and assistance on establishing and strengthening anti-trafficking elements; and strengthen victim and witness support. [Internationally, it] aims to provide assistance to agencies, institutions and governments as part of an interdisciplinary effort to design effective measures against trafficking in human beings.” In Washington D.C. during January 2001, the Shared Hope Institute (SHI which was established in 1998) introduced the War Against Trafficking Alliance. This war claimed war against sex trafficking and assembled a global association to help battle the traffickers while rescuing the victims. The alliance includes The Protection Project of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Shared Hope international, International Justice Mission and the Salvation Army of the United States of America. The Alliance convinced the American Congress to allow and facilitate the Path Breaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking in late February 2003. This new project aimed at spurring universal measures to interfere and cease trafficking, and reinstating victim’s life.
Answered By: param - 3/21/2007