The try to people is a crime which consists of kidnapping, transfer or reception of human beings through threat, violence or other coercive mechanisms (scam, abuse of a dominant position, etc.).
Considered as the modern slavery , human trafficking implies the buying and selling people , where the victim is subject to the authority of another subject. Typically, trafficking is carried out for exploitation purposes, forcing the person to work in prostitution or other tasks analogous to slavery .
Statistics indicate that human trafficking is the third most lucrative illegal activity, behind drug trafficking and arms trafficking. The United Nations Organization (UN) He states that about two and a half million individuals are victims of this scourge worldwide.
Although the most common purpose of trafficking is the labor or sexual exploitation , there were also cases of victims subjected to servitude, exploitation for begging (in the case of children), organ trafficking or even war .
The constitutive factors of trafficking in persons include the act (what is done: catching, kidnapping, mobilizing, welcoming victims), the means (the way in which it is carried out: through violence, lies, etc. ) and the objective (what is it for: exploitation, forced labor, removal of organs).
Human trafficking differs from other types of illegal traffic of human beings due to the absence of consent. The illegal migrants For example, they accept to be transferred in humiliating or risky conditions.
Institutionalized crimes and trafficking in persons
We can say that human trafficking consists in the slavery of the 21st century and is one of the most common crimes and that moves more money around the world, after drug and arms trafficking. Every time this crime is committed, all human rights are violated in the same person, corrupting not only their freedom but also their physical and emotional integrity.
The victims Of this crime are usually vulnerable people, especially women, children and men in delicate physical or economic conditions; accustomed to discrimination and not opposing great resistance. This business consists of hook, recruit and kidnap through the deception of hundreds of victims who, once within the illegality system, have no alternative or escape.
A question that usually arises when thinking about this crime is why do these types of crimes continue to exist today, in which we live surrounded by information and are aware of these illegalities? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that the human being has become too accustomed to being the king of the world and believes that he can do and undo as he pleases and that few oppose true system resistance .
It is worth mentioning that there is not a big difference between human trafficking and animal trafficking. This last system, institutionalized and defended in various ways (including through mass advertising), is a business that consists of raising other living beings to kill them or extract from them an economic or food benefit. I wonder: is it less terrible than human trafficking? I don't believe it, it is one more sample of the legalization of discrimination in our societies .
Both businesses continue to exist because the supply and demand. The offer of people who, in order to leave a delicate situation, are able to sell or sell to their loved ones and meat and animal products for consumption and skins for shelter and demand: people willing to consume products from a system where abuse is the main protagonist.
If we dared to break some of the chains, we could talk about a fairer world; The secret, however, is that the human being understands his insignificance and stops playing the role of semi-god, capable of judging and deciding what the rest of living beings were born for.