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Hook: There  is a global issue spreading rapidly that attention needs to be called to, affecting the human population in the shadows. Sex trafficking has again and again become a reoccurring problem, especially in the larger cities, behind closed doors. This is exploitation of men, women, and children for sexual use almost in ‘slave like conditions’. Sex trafficking is not a matter of will, rather a matter of force. Most individuals are taken, kidnapped, lead or even sold into trafficking in this respect. In Asia, this matter is growing rapidly everyday, the major hubs of Asia such as Tai Wan, Vietnam, or Hong Kong. Many are working hard to prevent sex trafficking and locate the trade, “HA NOI, A five-year regional project to fight human trafficking across Southeast Asia was launched in Ha Noi.” The goal is to end sex trafficking and the ideology of modern day slavery, except the object desired is not later but human sexuality.

Thesis: Sex Trafficking in Asia, specifically in the major cities,  has increasingly become an industry that is an epidemic in the recent decades that preys on  children, young men and women, and travelers and forces them into situations of rape, abuse, torture, and even death.

Paragraph 3: The history and evolution of sex trafficking and where it derived from such as slave trade internationally [4]

Paragraph 4:  analysis of facts and Statistics of Sex Trafficking, where the biggest on goings of sex trafficking occur as well[1]

Paragraph 5:  analysis of how sex trafficking has changed over the course of the last few decades and what it entails, the tactics, groups of sex traffickers, and how people are sold into sex trafficking[2]

Paragraph 6: Comparison of sex trafficking in south Asia and the United States [5]

Conclusion: Sex Trafficking is relevant in today’s society because it is still prevalent issue going on in most countries around the world. The Asian continent is one of the heaviest populated places on Earth so naturally it is breeding ground for trouble. Everyday individuals are taken, lured, and misguided into the crevices of society in Asian culture to be sexually abused and raped against their will. The idea of exchanging sexual actions for money is bad enough, but forcing individuals into an industry of sexual dominated patriarchy is the worst form of slavery there is.

George, Annie, U. Vindhya, and Sawmya, Ray. “Sex Trafficking and Sex Work: Definitions, Debates and Dynamics — A Review of Literature.” Economic and Political Weekly 45, no. 17 (April 24-30, 2010): 64-73. Accessed February 27, 2017. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25664387

[1] George, Vindhya, and  Sawmya, Sex Trafficking and Sex Work,  64-73.

Silverman, Jay G., Decker R.Michele, McCauley L. Heather, Phuengsamra, Dusita, and Janyam, Surang. “Sex trafficking, sexual risk, sexually transmitted infection and reproductive health among female sex workers in Thailand .” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 65, no. 4 (April 2011): 334-339. Accessed February 27, 2017. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41150977

[2] Silverman et al., Sex Trafficking, 334-339.

Snyder, Paul. Prostitution in Asia. Vol.10.Series 2. Taylor and Francis Ltd, 1974.

[3] Snyder, Prostitution.

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similiar to Slavery. Yale Law School, 1956.

[4] Yale Law School, Supplementary Convention, 1.

UN project combats human trafficking is Southeast Asia. ” Provincial , May 14, 2014.  Accessed January 19, 2017. http://search.proquest.com/docview/154165791? accountid=14902

[5] UN Project,  1.

Revised Geographic Focus: Thailand, South Asia, Japan

Revised Search Terms: human trafficking, southeast asia, prostitution, sex trafficking, rape, Asians, sex workers

Revised Date Limiter: 1960-1979

Revised Historical Question: How has sex trafficking evolved throughout history in Asia and what are the key differences and affects between sex trafficking and prostitution?