THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AMONG OUR WOMEN IN THE SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY
OF OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Human trafficking as presently practiced is a recent addiction to the dictionary of global woes. Though rampant globally, corruption varies from region to region and country to country in its intensity. Human trafficking in contrasts tends to be systematic in its occurrence especially that its span increases as the globalization process intensifies. Though previously existence in forms such as prostitution, child contemporary human trafficking is an organized business. Women and children have been the victims of human trafficking for thousands of years. This practice, going on throughout the centuries, finally became a political issue in the early 1900s. In 1902 the international agreement for the suppression of the while slave trafficking was draed out. Its purpose was to prevent the procreation of women and children for immoral purposes by (Asem, 2001). With the problem of human trafficking still growing in the middle of the country, the United Nations felt it is necessary to address the problem. This was done by the 1949 convention for the suppression of the trafficking in person and of the exploitation of the prostitution of other which was retired by 49 countries around the world. The occurrence of human trafficking is not decreasing, million of women, men and children are still being kidnapped and transported from their homes, some are even sold by their families for meager amounts of money.
There are a number of common pattern for human trafficking around the world in many places, particularly developing nations, men and women are lured into good job in another country. Having no better option in his or her home country, they decided to move away unaware of the torture that lies ahead (Amnesty international 2004). Besides being lured with promises of a good job, there are other situation in which women receive false marriage proposals from men who plan to sell them into bondage. There are also instances when young girls are sold into the sex trade by their parents who are trying to earn some money