Thesis: Human trafficking in Asia, specifically in the major cities, which has increasingly become an industry that has had an outlast in the recent decades. The industry preys on children, young men and women, in the area and forces them to become sex slaves for the owners own privilege. These victims go through the situations with rape, abuse, and in some situations death.
Hook (stating issue today) :
In society today we are more focused on the small things that is displayed by the media rather than major issues going on in the world around us. Sex trafficking has again and again become a reoccurring problem, especially in the larger cities, behind closed doors. This is exploitation of men, women, and children for sexual use almost in ‘slave like conditions’. Sex trafficking is not a matter of will, rather a matter of force. Human trafficking is global now and has had negative impacts in mainly Asia. These victims are never voluntary they are picked off the streets through online chat rooms or are sold. Human trafficking in asia has reached its peak and has continualy become larger and larger. This is exploitation of men, women, and children for sexual use almost in ‘slave like conditions’. Sex trafficking is not a matter of will, rather a matter of force.
Paragraph 2 – explains statistics of slave trafficking, and the major cities it occurs. How the cities reflect and stir away from the issue. I will only be focusing on the Asian cites rather than others. (explains the circumstances in areas and higher amount) (1)
Paragraph 3- a lititure piece on sex trafficking/trade in South Asia comparison to United states.(2)
Paragraph 4- Sex tourism in Thailand had been believed to trace all the way back to Buddhist conceptions of gender roles. These beliefs were that women were subordinate to men which creates a pattern of gender relations that we now have today in 1855 The Bowring treaty opened Thailand to foreign laborers and those laborers were mostly young men from China. The larger the rice trade became the more Chinese men migrated to Thailand.(3)Near the early 1960s the American Military started to travel to Thailand and a few other parts of Asia in huge numbers. These service men started to travel to Bangkok on their one-week rests that they received from South Vietnam. Throughout the 12 years the American military was occupying these parts of Asia the growth in sex work went through the work which means they had an extreme effect on the supply and demand within the sex trade industry nearing the end of the Vietnam war, the sex industry lost all their clientele because the American troops were no longer going to be in Asia for the war. Luckily this clientele loss was quickly filled with a large amount of male tourist.(4)
Paragraph 5- prostitution in Asia and diseases transmitted through sex trafficking, also abortions and sexual risks. Journal stating many outcomes from sex trafficking with diseases spread. Sex trafficking, sexual risk, sexually transmitted infection and reproductive health among female sex workers in Thailand’, that “Compared with their non-trafficked counterparts, sex-trafficked FSWs were more likely to have experienced sexual violence” (6)
Paragraph 6 – UN project. Providing details on how to end sex trafficking and what countries have already put this act in motion. Data base text on the statistics with the decreased amounts of sex trafficking. “UN-ACT will work closely with governments, civil society’s, academic and research organizations…to strengthen policy and operational responses to human trafficking….” (7)
Conclusion – Human trafficking in Asia, specifically in the major cities, which has increasingly become an industry that has had an outlast in the recent decades. The industry preys on children, young men and women, in the area and forces them to become sex slaves for the owners own privilege. These victims go through the situations with rape, abuse, and in some situations death.
(1) Yale Law School, Supplementary Convention, 1.
UN project combats human trafficking is Southeast Asia.” Provincial, May 14, 2014. Accessed January 19, 2017. http://search.proquest.com/docview/154165791?
(2)UN Project, 1.
Revised Geographic Focus: Thailand, South Asia, Japan
(3)Ashley Mason, “Tourism and sex Trade industry in south Asia,” totem: The University of western Ontario’s Journal of anthropology Volume 7, issue 1(June ,2011):56-61
(4)Mason, “Tourism and the sex Trade industry in south Asia,” 52-61
(5)Huda, sex trafficking, Silverman, Jay G., Decker Michele, McCauley L. Heather, Hungary, Dustan, and Jan yam, Suring. “Sex trafficking, sexual risk, sexually transmitted infection and reproductive health among female sex workers in Thailand.” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 65, no. 4 (April 2011): 334-339. Accessed February 27, 2017. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41150977
(6)Silverman et al., Sex Trafficking, 334-339.
Snyder, Paul. Prostitution in Asia. Vol.10.Series 2. Taylor and Francis Ltd, 1974
(7)UN project, 1