A SOCIAL EVALUATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AMONG OUR YOUTH
THE STUDY'S BACKGROUND
Human trafficking is a heinous crime that is still prevalent in our society today. Human trafficking is a worldwide issue that needs to be addressed. It has evolved into a teeming growth rate over the years, having reached its peak and showing no signs of abating in parts of Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. It is critical to note that the increase in human trafficking cases in Nigeria is due to the unwavering efforts of the business's operators and profiteers, who are quick to cite unprecedented poverty and the near absence of basic necessities of life as their driving force.
Human trafficking has harmed the state's reputation. Since we began on the path of nationhood or society, our main economic problem has been human trafficking. The main physical barrier to walking this path has been the problem of human trafficking caused by unemployment. As a result, there has been a steady flow of young men into other countries over the last few years. As a result, our society has become underpopulated or underdeveloped.
Second, Nigeria has been plagued by a slew of issues. Most of the problems can be attributed to the pervasiveness of some of the ills that impede societal development. Human trafficking has become widespread as a result of the ills that currently impede the country's development, and it now occupies a prominent position among the ills that pervade Nigeria society.
While the problem appears to be endemic in Edo State, particularly in Oredo Local Government, there are indications that no part of the country is immune to this social malaise that has ravaged many communities. By 2015, there are expected to be 80 million. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), over 12 million Nigerian children, primarily in Edo State, are involved in child labor.
According to the survey, over 10,000 Nigerians are engaged in prostitution in Italy, which constitutes the Italian sex market. Most of these women and girls are victims of human trafficking. Many people, particularly women and children, are enticed by the promise of good jobs and salaries and then sold into prostitution or bonded labor.
Human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery because many children and women are recruited, transported, and harbored for sexual or labor exploitation under duress. Human trafficking victims are frequently forced to provide sex under duress and without their consent. They are also used as laborers in fields and fisheries, sweeping shops, and as domestic helpers.
Third, human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal industry, with a total annual revenue for trafficking in persons of not less than $250,000, mostly female (i.e. 60 percent persons ranging from 12 years to 18 years, while 40 percent persons above 18 years are trafficked across Nigerian borders yearly, particularly in Oredo, Edo State, and other parts of Edo State).
Human trafficking is now organized by groups that also deal in weapons and narcotics and work with government officials in a dozen countries. There is no doubt that it is in the curative business, and possibly one of the most difficult to combat. They are less visible than the ones caused by gun trafficking and running.
Middle men are able to bring together the supply and demand for cheap labor and sex in ways that were not previously linked by exploiting the poverty and low status of women in the developing world. Though the concept of human trafficking is not difficult to grasp on its own, its scope and classification expand by the day.
Because the educational curriculum may have overlooked this issue, no room for social ills was created. Subjects dealing with morals, such as Christian religious knowledge and Islamic religious knowledge, are gradually being phased out as teachers who stopped teaching these courses are no longer employed by some employers.
Social studies, which exposes our children to the vices and virtues in society, is only studied in junior secondary classes. So students must cope with the make-believe life of affluence, flamboyance, and greed that has made people, particularly female traffickers, a huge success in our society.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade and commerce of people. It is essentially the aspect of slavery that relies on direct purchase as opposed to the “natural increase” from enslaving slave children. The United Nations (UN) defines “person trafficking” as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboruring, ort receipt of persons through the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion of abduction of fraud or deceptions, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability, or of the giving or receiving of payments to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person's for the purpose of exploitation.”
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study, as a global issue, threatens our economy's growth rate while also reducing the lives of people around the world. It has also brought the state a bad reputation. Because of unemployment, human trafficking has increased, particularly in Edo State's Oredo Local Government Area; they have gone in search of money, causing the state to be underdeveloped.
The study aims to examine the immediate causes and consequences of human trafficking among our youth in the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. Because people failed to recognize the impact it would have on the state.
The researcher hopes that this project work will help society, both at home and in school, to reduce human trafficking. Other issues that the researcher plans to investigate are as follows:
1. What are the effects of human trafficking on the youth in Edo State's Oredo Local Government Area?
2. What are the causes of human trafficking on teenagers, adults, and others in Edo State?
3. How does human trafficking affect the country?
4. What impact does human trafficking have on the standard of living of the youth in Oredo Local Government, Edo State?
5. What are the potential societal challenges associated with human trafficking?
THE STUDY'S OBJECTIVE
This study's ultimate goal includes the following objectives:
1. To list the various types of human trafficking in Nigeria, with a focus on Oredo Local Government in Edo State.
2. To investigate the effects of human trafficking in Edo State, specifically in the Oredo Local Government Area?
3. To investigate the causes of human trafficking in Oredo?
4. To offer a solution to the consequences and causes of human trafficking?
QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCH
The following research questions were posed in order to find solutions to the problems raised earlier.
1. Is human trafficking caused by a low standard of living?
2. Is there a link between high illiteracy and human trafficking?
3. Does the prevalence of human trafficking impede development?
4. Does human trafficking cause dissatisfaction among Edo State's youth?
THE STUDY'S IMPORTANCE
The study of the effects and causes of human trafficking in Edo State is considered important because it has the potential to have a significant impact on individuals and the entire Edo State population.
THE STUDY'S OBJECTIVE (DELIMITATION)
The study's scope is based on an assessment of human trafficking in several locations in Oredo, including;
– Ring Road in Benin City
Ekewan is a city in Benin.
– City of Ogbe, Benin
Some words are defined or described to demonstrate their meaning in this study.
Human: Having to do with humans as opposed to God or animals of persons possessing feelings.
Trafficking is the movement of people along roads and streets, the flight of an aircraft in the sky, the transportation business conducted by a railway, a steamship line, and other forms of trade and commerce.
Slavery: The act of being sold into slavery or the condition of being sold into slavery.
Illegal: Contrary to the law
Profiteer: Someone who makes a lot of money unfairly.
Madams: women who are trafficked and forced into prostitution in other countries.
Trolleys: Individuals involved in human trafficking.
Personal property used for sexual exploitation.
Business: This is an economic activity that is undertaken with the primary goal of creating customers.
Harboring: A safe haven for ships.
Fraud: dishonest dealing, pretending to be someone other than oneself.
Exploitation: The selfish use of resources.
Poverty: The condition of being poor.
Prostitution is the act of a woman offering the use of her body for sexual intercourse to anyone willing to pay.
Drugs are substances that are used for medical purposes, either alone or in combination.
Abuse: Improper use of something, such as drugs.
Bond: An agreement or engagement that a person is bound to follow, especially one that has legal force; a document signed and sealed containing such an agreement; an agreement entered into with someone.
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A SOCIAL EVALUATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AMONG OUR YOUTH