Resources for Teachers – Topics for Debate: Human Trafficking, including modern day slavery, contemporary slavery, debt bondage, serfdom, forced labor, forced marriage, transferring of wives, inheritance of wives, and transfer of a child for purposes of exploitation. Also forced prostitution, child prostitution, sale of children, and trafficking in children.
Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery
Resources for Teachers
TOPICS FOR DEBATE
1. Slavery is a necessary evil that allows for survival in parts of the world where unemployment is rampant and poverty is oppressive. It has a proven track record dating back thousands of years and we should not tamper with it.
2. The major cause of modern-day slavery is greediness on the part of the victims who willingly submit themselves and on the part of the parents/family, friends and relatives who hand over the victims to the traffickers.
3. Decriminalization of prostitution would result in a decrease in the trafficking of women and children for purposes of sexual exploitation.
4. Women and children who work as prostitutes have not voluntarily chosen such a life for themselves. Prostitution and related activities fuel the growth of trafficking by providing a façade behind which criminals can exploit the vulnerable.
Human trafficking is essential to
the stability of the underground economy of many a poor nation. case study