Bhangarh Fort

India is a country that goes far back in time, has been conquered and ruled by a huge number of Dynasties, witnessed a lot of battles and has numerous fascinating stories to tell. Being handed down through generations, a huge number of these stories have taken on a mysterious and supernatural form and picked the curiosity of people of today even more. It is said that the curiosity to know the unknown is what makes a Daredevil.

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captured girl

These hands look way too young to be bound in chains. Photo credit to Imagens Evangelicas.

Human trafficking is a very serious and terrible crime, which is often committed to use women and even young girls for sex slavery. The occurrence of this throughout the world needs to come to a stop, especially in parts of India. A woman should never have to worry about her safety at every given moment to avoid her life belonging to someone else. Even though it is illegal by law, it still happens to almost 2 million women and girls per year. This number should be zero. There are many ways we can help accomplish this goal and protect the women and girls we love in our life.

If a female is captured for the use of human trafficking, she may undergo several changes to her body, both at the physical and the mental level. Stress, anxiety, and depression are just some of the more mild symptoms one might begin to notice. Since these women are no longer in control of their lives, there is a high risk a victim will fall into these mental illnesses. There are many diseases which can also come with the emotional tolls as well. These may include AIDs, HIV, std’s, or other easily spread diseases. The living conditions usually aren’t sanitary, which causes many more problems of health. None of these conditions are ideal for any human being.

The use of the women that are victims of the human trafficking are very broad, which can make the process harder to stop. Some of the women who are used for human trafficking in India are sent to the Middle East. This happens due to the rules of men in countries of the Middle East, in that they have most of the power. Males have most of the control in those countries, which leaves women at a disadvantage. Some of the women come from Nepal or Bangladesh, making it once again hard for the criminals to be caught.  Women are sometimes sent to slave camps where they may even be servants, slaves, circus performers, or even used for pregnancies of children, who are used illegally in the work force. These are all terrible things that should not be happening in today’s world.

In the story of the Silent Slaves, a woman tells her story of being involved in and a victim of human trafficking. Her personal experience is heart breaking, but sheds light on how serious of an issue this is. It not only causes problems for these women, but any woman who has to live in fear that this could be her reality if she is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Reading her story is very sad, but she was brave to do so. This helps the situation come to the light of current events to protect others.

To learn more about how to fight human trafficking, please visit this anti-human trafficking webite. It provides a lot of good quality information about the problem at hand, and how you can do your best to help cease this issue. If you are a woman, it can also give you safety tips on how to make sure this never happens to you, a friend, daughter, sister, etc. Taking the time to educate yourself could save your life, or someone else’s life. Do your part to make this world a better place for everyone.

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Awareness is being brought to the public, let’s continue this trend. Taken by Mayor McGinn.



Photo credit goes to A Campaign Designed To Drop Sales.

I think we should all see posters like this more often.  As depressing as advertisements geared toward raising awareness about animal cruelty or raising money for hospitals that help children with cancer can be, the initial emotional impact is only meant to be the ignition for people to take action, and here we can see that it is a similar objective intended with this poster.  The emotionally jaded would likely call it simple propaganda, but I would love to grab those people who think that way and ask them to say that to the families and friends of the victims of human trafficking.  Or better yet, to see if they feel that same way if they were to say that to a victim of human trafficking themselves.  Even when you take out what should be an emotionally instinctive reaction to what is an abomination of humanity for all those involved, you can see even from a practical standpoint how little human trafficking is worth its intended “benefits.”  The immense expense required and the substantial manpower for these disgusting cloak and dagger tactics that the evil men employ to capture innocent women and children to be sold into slavery for sexual abuse and manual labor is hardly worth the intended profit.  Not to mention the risks these “people” are taking to acquire their “goods” are certainly substantial as most countries on the planet are not lenient on those convicted of human trafficking.


Photo credit goes to ukhomeoffice.

Personally I’d prefer to see such a huge influx of tax money to be poured into law enforcement to stop human trafficking and all of the sexual violence committed against women and children.  Typically a nation will only make use of capital punishment and sentence someone to death when they have committed murder, or typically, a series of murders.  My argument is that if one of these human traffickers has ruined lives, that is essentially as evil if not more so than committing murder and they should then be sentenced to death, or perhaps better yet, a life of excruciating manual labor to make the world a better place than what they have caused it to be.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a supporter of violence, but justice and justifiably ridding the world of people who want to make it a poorer place.  Hopefully in the future we can at least have a strong enough deterrent for human trafficking for the business to be utterly disbanded, but in the meantime let’s build awareness and ask the governments of the world to make a stand for what we all know is right.