Human Trafficking around the world
By Mrugunk P, Rachel H, and Jacob C
In the United States, sex trafficking commonly occurs in online escort services, residential brothels, brothels disguised as massage businesses or spas, and in street prostitution.
There are two primary factors driving the spread of human trafficking: high profits and low risk. Like drug and arms trafficking, human trafficking is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principles of supply and demand. Every year, traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, including here in the United States. Also in Nigeria on April 14th, 2014, exactly 379 days ago, 270+ girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School. As of February 8th of this year approximately 57 girls had escaped leaving 217 girls in the horrid trafficking system of Nigeria. These girls were taken by the group Boko Haram alongside their leader Abubakar Shekau because the men thought the girls were not of enough value to be receiving education. These men proceeded to sell the girls into forced marriage, prostitution, and forced conversion into the Islamic religion.