Topic: Human Trafficking
Delegate: Alexa Banning
School: Williamston High School
Globally, human trafficking is a collassal issue facing our society. This issue continues to worsen overtime and calls for a solution. Human trafficking affects 20% of children worldwide. The groups with few rights in each region are known to suffer the most. This maens that typically, women, children, minorities, and migrants as the individuals who undergo human trafficking. All around 40.3 million people are trafficked every year. According to the United Nations, trafficking is a modern day form of slavery. Many organizations have been created for the purpose of solving or alleviating the issue, but the issue continues to worsen. As migrants continued increase in numbers, so does the amount of trafficking occurring. With access international travel becoming easier, it has also caused it to be easier for trafficking to occur.
Brazil drastically indures human trafficking year round, Brazil has even became known as a hotspot. Each year, there’s a direct correlation between poverty, regional inequality and the existence of trafficking routes for sexual purposes in all Brazilian regions. In many countries abroad, Brazilians are forced into trafficking. Though laws have been put in place a huge effect has not been seen.
Brazil suffers greatly from trafficking so steps have been taken. Brazil’s constitution consists of many laws that protect human rights. Many federal laws can be used to combat human trafficking, including the Penal Code, the Alien’s Statute, and the Child and Adolescent Statute. The Penal code defines and punishes with imprisonment and fines many acts that may be associated with human trafficking. The Alien´s Statute defines the legal situation of aliens in Brazil and the punishments towards ceratian acts that may be associated with human trafficking. Lastly, the Child and Adolescent Statute lists several crimes that may be associated with human trafficking and their respective punishments. Many differn t ares with this sttute can be benficail towards ending human trafficking. Article 82 for example prohibits the lodging of children or adolescents in hotels, motels, hostels, or similar places without authorization or the company of a parent or guardian. Another article that is helpful is Article 83 which states that a child may not travel outside the district where the child resides when not accompanied by a parent or guardian. They must first have judicial authorization, there are only exceptions for certain situations. A six year in prison punishment is also put into place for those promoting or helping sending a child or adolescent abroad illegally or for a profit.
Implementation of laws similar to Brazils may be seen as beneficial for other nations as well. Brazil at the moment does not have a permanent solution and is open to others’ inputs. A national policy to Combat Human Trafficking has been in Brazil. It purposes principles, guidelines, and actions to prevent and suppress trafficking in persons and provide assistance to victims. Each of these points are in line with domestic and international human rights norms and Brazilian law. A similar implementation in other nations could be seen as helpful. Brazil is interested in working with those in their G4 alliance with Germany, India, and Japan. The Portguese speaking nations are also those who we will look for. Brazil has suffered greatly for endless years, it is time to put the suffrage to an end.
- Alexa Banning