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Briosha Brunson

Ms. Kinlea Hensel
English III

Topic Proposal: Human Trafficking

Statement of Purpose:
The purpose of conducting this research project is because I’ve always been
attracted to this topic. Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose
of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.
With the increasing number of children going missing on a daily basics human trafficking has
become a national crisis. Many children are abducted by people they may know. It is very
important for parents to teach their children to not to talk to strangers, & to never go out alone.
Background:
I have no background experience with my topic. I’ve always had an interest on
human trafficking. I also found new stories & learned more about Human Trafficking. As I
research human trafficking I’ve found local stories about children & even adults involved in this.
Most went missing or killed.
Significance:
Human trafficking is one of those issues that rankle people even when they don’t
understand its actual shape and scope. At least a dozen books have appeared in the past few years
describing the horrors of sex trafficking, a gruesome practice of enslavement and perversion
affecting millions of (mostly) girls the world over, including, with alarming frequency, in the

United States. Other forms of trafficking are rampant – human organs, most prominently – but
forced labor accounts for two-thirds of the cases. Victims are often recruited with promises of
jobs abroad or within their own countries, but once in the grip of the traffickers they are
essentially slaves. There are children forced to have unprotected sex with people older than them.
There should be a stop to this!
Description:
Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the
victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation.
Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the
person from one place to another. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking,
whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Trafficking consist on making
false promises of love or companionship, making false promises of a good job and home,
restricting contact with friends or family, limiting freedom of movement, controlling the person’s
identification documents, threatening deportation or law enforcement action, garnishing the
person’s salary to pay off alleged debts, and/or preventing the victim from attending religious
services.
Methodology:
Today, the human trafficking trade generates $31 billion annually and enslaves 27
million people around the globe, half of which are children under the age of 18. Women from
Eastern Europe hardly work on Geestemünder Strasse. They have been driven away by regular
police passport checks, which were in fact intended to find and protect victims of human
trafficking and forced prostitution. Now the girls work the street in the southern part of Cologne,

but this still brings down prices in the northern neighborhood. In 2007 Carolyn Maloney, a
Democratic Congresswoman from New York and founder of the Human Trafficking Caucus in
the United States Congress, wrote about the consequences of the legalization of prostitution in
and around the gambling mecca of Las Vegas. "Once upon a time," she wrote, "there was the
naive belief that legalized prostitution would improve life for prostitutes, eliminate prostitution
in areas where it remained illegal and remove organized crime from the business. Like all fairy
tales, this turns out to be sheer fantasy.
Problems:
I didn’t have any problems researching my topic. I found many different stores &
learned some new information. Maybe next time I will do something different.