Global Sex Trade
This paper examines the magnitude of the growing global sex trade problem, in which more than one million children under the age of 16 are reported to be working as child prostitutes in brothels throughout Asia alone.
# 67747 | 1,432 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 16, 2006 in Sociology (Welfare) , Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Labor)
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The writer of this paper analyzes the growing problem of the sex trade industry in America as well as around the world. This paper details the sex trade problem in Asia in which over one million girls are reported to be working working as child prostitutes in brothels. The problem, however, is not confined to Asia alone but is manifested in a flourishing global sex trade or trafficking of children from one country to another and within national borders for the purposes of sexual exploitation. This paper discusses the illegal activity that takes place by international crime rings taking women and children captive with the aim of selling them as sex slaves. The writer also discusses the large amounts of money that are generated in the illegal sex trade industry. The trafficking of humans has grown so large in proportion that it is projected to be the world's most lucrative illegal activity with profits topping $7 billion annually. This paper delves into the criminal nature of the global sex trade in children that is further accentuated by the fact that most of these children are from underdeveloped countries and/or the poorer sections of society.
From the Paper:"Girl children are particularly vulnerable because they are forced to have repeated sex before their bodies have been prepared for it by nature. This results in physiological problems such as the tearing of flesh, which then becomes a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases. These unfortunate children are also exposed to the danger of AIDS that may end up endangering their very lives. Indeed, as Poulin and O'Grady point out, HIV is rampant among prostitutes all over the world. The female gender, as already observed, is particularly vulnerable, and this vulnerability only increases considering that, the global sex trade is more skewed towards the abducting of women. So much so, that Poulin terms it as feminization of migration, although he uses the term to signify the illegal trafficking of women for purposes of labor and sexual exploitation."
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