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Facts About Slaves Punishments

4 May

Punishments for slaves:

  • given for disobedience, running away, reading, working too slowly, practicing religion, to be and example for other slaves
  • some forms of punishment included selling the slaves or separating them from their families
  • punishments were usually physical
  • most common punishment was whipping which left permanent scars on their backs
  • slaves were beaten on their backs with paddles rather than whips which prevented them from scarring, so they could get a better price on the slaves
  • another form was a thumb screw- it was a thick wristband of iron that pulled the thumb back
  • also stocks- slaves would be locked in the these that bound their feet, hands, and head in order to keep them from running away
  • bell- iron collar with a bell attached to it so every time they moved the bell would wring
  • gag- iron bar placed across their mouth to the back of the neck
  • gang chain- pair of slaves chained together and taken to be sold

Human Trafficking

4 May

 

 

Imagine yourself, walking with friends down a dirt road talking about anything and everything. Then all of a sudden, a group of men appear out of nowhere, and kidnap you or all of your friends. They threaten to kill you if you don’t follow their rules. Soon you find yourself trapped in a room where there is hardly any light. You then hear a voice, a man’s voice in particular. Maybe they’re coming to save you. Think again.

Many girls these days are being kidnapped and forced into sex slavery. Many girls are under the age of 16 when they are forced into sex slavery. They each have up close to 40 and as less as 10 clients a day. What kind of person would do this you ask? There could be anyone around you that would. The slave industry is at its worst now than it has ever been.

“What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent.”-Abraham Lincoln.

About Human Trafficking

4 May

Human trafficking is becoming a bigger and bigger deal day by day. Anyone can be taking into it, your sister, your mom, your daughter, or even your best-friend. They don’t care what age or your description. You have to work with them, or they will physically hurt you. They are everywhere. They can be in your home town, you will never know their there. Help us stop Human Trafficking. Wouldn’t you fight for the world to have your loved ones back? Your freedom can be taking from you a day at every time. People don’t realize that it can be you that’s taking and never brought back.

Italy: Legal Prostitution, Illegal Human Sex Trafficking, & the Vatican

4 May

Facts on Human Trafficking

4 May

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking, also described as modern-day slavery or involuntary servitude affects an estimated 700,000 or 2 million people around the globe every year. The average cost per slave is $90. Around half of trafficking victims in the world are under the age of 18. Trafficking victims normally do not get help because they think that they or their families will hurt by their traffickers, or that they will be deported. The sad truth is that human trafficking is stronger than ever, so much that it has equaled the illegal arms industry. Recognizing that there is a problem starts with knowing the reality of these victims plight.  Children victimized by human trafficking will likely emerge with mental problems, substance abuse, prostitution, and even commit these same acts, as they grow older.

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Human Trafficking Facts

4 May

Human Trafficking is the 2nd largest and fastest criminal enterprise in the world. There are approximately 27 million adults and 13 million children that are victims of human trafficking each year. Approximately 30,000 victims of human trafficking die each year. Around half of the trafficking victims around the world are under the age of 18. More than 2/3 of the children in human trafficking are abused by their traffickers.

You may not think that this happens in the United States but it mainly occurs in the states of New York, California, and Florida. The average age of a young girl being trafficked is 12-14.

Family members often sell their children for money. Many poor countries do this or the children turn to prostitutes for money.

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Human Trafficking

4 May

Today all around the world there are more human slaves than ever before. Approximately 75-85% of all humans in human trafficking are used for sex. An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking victims die each year. Most human traffickers use handicapped girls, such as those suffering with Down Syndrome, into the sex trafficking industry. Airports are one of the most often used places human traffickers use to hold “slave auctions,” where women and children are sold into prostitution. Sometimes if a sex slave is arrested, they are imprisoned while her trafficker is able to buy their way out of trouble. According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both in the United States and around the world. In recent U.S. history, the largest human trafficking case occurred in Hawaii in 2010. Japan is considered the largest market for Asian women trafficking. Human trafficking around the world is estimated to make a profit from $9 billion to $31.6 billion. Belgium, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey, and the U.S. are ranked high as countries of trafficked victims.

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The Thirteenth Amendment

26 Apr

The Thirteenth Amendment

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” –13th Amendment to the Constitution that freed all slaves on December 6, 1865. Despite the fact slavery, in any and all forms, has been outlawed in the United States, it still continues on, over one-hundred and forty years later within the domestic borders. The CIA estimates that over fifty thousand slaves of all types are trafficked within and throughout the nation’s borders. Unfortunately, the nature of this atrocious crime makes it quite difficult know for sure how many really are affected. However, the United States government and its people should not be able to receive fifty thousand as an acceptable number. Anything and everything should be done to reduce this number until it is no more. These fifty thousand, they are not just a number, each and everyone is a human being who has had their life taken away from them. To contend that they are experiencing life is a fool’s lie. We have an opportunity to change this, to give life to those who have lost it, or never even known it. We have a chance to resurrect the life-deprived slaves who inhabit this planet, and open their eyes to this beautiful world. But to open their eyes, we first must open our own as well as the American people. We speak for those who cannot be heard. We are their only voice and their only desperate hope–to give hope to the hopeless. Please, listen to this human plea. “The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment we lose our humanity.” It is not human to let slavery exist, and that is simply the truth.

The Signs Are Incontrovertible

20 Apr

Human trafficking is the fastest growing and the second largest criminal enterprise in the World.
– 75% of Human Trafficking is for Sexual Exploitation
– 75% of all victims of Human Trafficking are female
– Over 50% of all Human Trafficking victims are children
– Over 71% of trafficked children show suicidal tendencies

Human trafficking is growing so fast, it is estimated to surpass the drug trade in less than five years. 54% of human trafficking cases, the trafficker is a stranger. In 46% of the cases, the traffickers actually know the victim. Over 50% of human trafficking recruiters are men, and 42% are women. Young, handicapped girls that are suffering from things like Down Syndrome are usually recruited by some human traffickers.

 

Human Trafficking Is…

19 Apr
  1. The fastest growing criminal enterprise
  2. The second largest criminal enterprise
  3. There are an estimated 27 million people in slavery right now
  4. There are an estimated 13 million children in slavery right now
  5. A relatively large percentage of young women and children that are trafficked for sexual exploitation will become HIV positive
  6. Approximately 20,000 individuals are trafficked into the United States from other countries every year
  7. According to Interpol, over 30,000 young women are missing in Romania
  8. The average age of a young woman first being trafficking is 12-14 years old
  9. 75% of all victims of human trafficking are female
  10. Over 50% of all human trafficking victims are children