Human Trafficking

HUMAN TRAFFICKING 4

HumanTrafficking

HumanTrafficking

Humantrafficking is thecurrentformof slaverythat continuesto bindpeopleto exploitation andabuseat thehandsof mercilessemployers.Everyyear,millions of peoplesureluredinto promisingemploymentsandchangedlifeconditionsonlyto fallinto thetrapof theperpetrators. TheUnited Kingdom, Qatar, andVietnam havea notoriousfameforbeingprimedestinationsof trafficked individuals.

InQatar, individualgetthepromiseof betterin theconstructionandinformalsector.Upon arrival,theemployersandagentsconfiscatetheir traveldocuments,andtheyhaveto comply with thenewregulations( Org., 2006). Forcedlaborandsexualexploitation results.Qatar actsas thecentralrouteof ferryingtheslavesto otherpartsof theworlddue to its ineffectivesystemof curbinghumantrafficking (US departmentof state,2014). In theUnited Kingdom, individualsfrom East Europe, Africa, andAsia findtheir wayinto thecountrylookingforwardto lucrativeemploymentsandeducationopportunities.Upon arrival,theyworkin brothelsandas domesticservantsfora meagerpay(Symonds, 2012). In Vietnam, conscriptedindividualsare usuallyyoungwomenandgirlswhoendup in brothelsin thecountry,Cambodia, andLao.

Inorderto breakthechainsof modernslaves,there should a reformin thelawsregulatingthemasstransferof workersof workersfrom one countryto anotheras wellas luringpeopleinto falseemployments.TheUnited Kingdom has institutedmeasuresthat restricthumantrafficking, andtheyare strongerthan in theothertwo nations(Symonds, 2012). In Qatar, employersshould not havetheabsoluteauthorityover employees.Thestateshould playa partin monitoringthetreatmentsubjectedto theworkers(US departmentof state,2014). Governmentofficialsin theprimeareaneedspecializedtrainingto identifythelegalandtrafficked migrantsin thecountry.Lawreformsandthewillingparticipationof membercountrieswill helpto curtailthevice.

References

Humantrafficking.org. (2006). Vietnam:TheSituation.Retrieved from http://www.humantrafficking.org/countries/vietnam

Symonds,T. (18 Oct. 2012). HumanTrafficking To UK Rising.BBC News. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-19984615

UnitedStates Department of State. (2014). Qatar:2014 Trafficking In Persons Report.Retrieved fromhttp://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2014/226802.htm