Modern Day Slavery

1045 words 5 pages
Mason Moran
Mrs. Davis
Government Period 9
February 14, 2013
Research Project: Human Trafficking
“Modern Day Slavery” “SLAVERY was abolished 150 years ago, right? While it is true that slavery is illegal almost everywhere on earth, the fact is there are more slaves today than there ever were…” Despite the grim reality described in this quote, I believe Robert Alan successfully undermines a common misconception held by Americans, both young and old. Although we are brought up thinking that Abraham Lincoln with his Emancipation Proclamation along with the Civil War Amendments brought an end to the enemy known as slavery, in today’s society, however, that is sadly not the case. The harsh reality is that this problem never truly
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However, like all of the conventions before it, this convention still dealt only with human trafficking that had a sexual purpose. In 2000, the United Nations Protocol against Trafficking in Persons was passed. It made all forms of human trafficking illegal. In today’s society, our government has taken an active role in the prevention and removal of human trafficking. They wish to bring an end to this devastating process not only because of the personal and psychological toll it leaves on society, but also because it facilitates the illegal movement of immigrants across borders and provides a ready source of income for organized crime groups and even terrorists. Subsequently, thousands of pimps and prostitutes, within reason, have already been convicted. Child molesters are common predators often found within this system. Many of these individuals are reported within the news or online every day. On the bright side, there are many organizations which provide relief to victims of this dilemma. For example, Love146 works toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through prevention and aftercare solutions while contributing to a growing abolition movement. They realize that slavery is still one of the darkest stories on our planet, but their hope of abolition is a reality. Love146 believes in helping grow the movement of abolition while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. They believe in the power of Love and its


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