Human Trafficking

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Faith Lor
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Persuasive Speech
November 12, 2013

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

Thesis: By raising awareness and being involved in the movement, we can help prevent human trafficking.

I. Attention A. Attention Getter: What is human trafficking? According to the Polaris Project, Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. It is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. B. Credibility: We thought that slavery was abolished in the 19th Century, but we were wrong. It is still happening till this day in 161 countries including the United States. As a matter of fact, it is happening in our own communities without us knowing or even being aware of it.

II. Need (Problem) A. Problem: The problem with Human Trafficking is that every year thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. They are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will. B. Evidence 1. According to the A21 Campaign, there are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage. Only 1-2% of victims are ever rescued. 2. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states, “After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second-largest criminal industry in the world.” 3. According to Not for Sale Campaign, slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy and the electronics we love. Trafficking in humans generates profits in excess of $32 billion dollars a year for those who, by force and deception, sell human lives into slavery and sexual bondage.
Transition: Now that you have an idea of what human trafficking is, what can we do about the issue?…...

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