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

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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.

5.     Human trafficking is essential to the stability of the underground economy of many a poor nation. case study Nigeria