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The term “human trafficking” itself is enough to scare anyone to their very core; the brutalities and horrors attached with it cannot be compared or equated to any other torture in the world. In the last few years, the overwhelming globalization has impacted this business by a great extent; because everything today is being assessed from the perspective of commercialization, men, women, and children who are inescapably grasped by this evil are compelled to face some of the most horrendous challenges one can even think of.

Before we start evaluating the potential effects of human trafficking, let us form an overview of the concept. This phrase refers to forcibly bringing in children, men, and women into several areas of business where the people in power, in exchange for some money, are granted the privilege to treat their captive fellow human beings as commodities and put them through inhuman activities to achieve their selfish means. The fundamental reasons that prompt trafficking in the first place are poverty, unemployment, lack of knowledge and experience, and cultural practices. Nevertheless, human trafficking is not simply restricted to the weaker economic class of the society where some voluntarily give up their independence for the well-being of their families; this concept, however, stretches way beyond this realm and include some of the most horrific instances.

Forced prostitution and child labor and abuse are two examples of human trafficking that grab the most number of people every year and subject them to its nuances. In the following section, we will be noting some of the most glaring traces that human trafficking leaves behind.

The most dangerous repercussion of human trafficking is irrevocable trauma cast physically and mentally on the victims. People who have been sexually abused and beaten in the past, lose their will to continue with life altogether. Going through the ordeals of inhuman torture freezes their sensibilities and they lose the power to identify or think for themselves. Trafficking victims don’t have any control over their beings once they are brought under the subjugation of the traffickers; from developing permanent health, to lack of decent education and working repetitively through a single day to developing anxiety, fear, guilt, and shame, it becomes almost impossible to bring them back to trusting another human being.

Ostracism means the protective shell that one forms around herself/himself in the normal social setting after being released from the torturers, and traffickers. Almost none of them can restore the vitality of their previous lives after having gone through the predicaments; some victims find it idiosyncratic to be with their group of friends and families due to shame and guilt and thus willingly isolate themselves from the world. While other victims are shunned away by their families to whom their social impression holds a greater priority than the lives of their children.

Human trafficking snatches away the individualism from their victims, after escaping from the trafficking, they do not find the appropriate means, resources, and education to go back to the independent track of life. After being forcefully restricted to the same string of negativity for years, they lose their capabilities to think and make decisions for themselves which in turn results in intensifying their guilt of existing as nothing more than a burden.

CONCLUSION: It is very difficult to combat this problem without the help of the general public and society at large but to start making an effort to do so we developed an artificial intelligence system/platform to identify missing persons and victims of human trafficking. Click here to learn more about WhoSpotted.