SS3 CIVIC EDUCATION NOTE FOR WEEK 10
EFFECTS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
1.HEALTH PROBLEM: Those trafficked for sex purposes have increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
2. PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS: The victims suffer from lack of self-esteem, emotional disturbance and depression. They are likely going to become withdrawn and suicidal
3. LOSS OF DIGNITY: The victims have total loss of dignity both as human beings and as woman because of the condition under which they work. They can break down mentally because of stress from over work and daily humiliation by their client.
4. ECONOMIC EFFECTS: Human trafficking can lead to terrorism, poverty, unemployment, poor living standard, high crime rate and waste of resources in the country. Victims are poorly paid by the trafficker.
5. FORCED LABOUR: The trafficked human beings are forced to do domestic and agricultural work. The victims work under the threat of violence or some other form of punishment.
6. ABSENCE OF GENDER EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHT: The main victims of human trafficking are women and children, largely trafficked for commercial exploitation. The victims are stripped of their human rights. They are denied the rights to liberty and freedom from slavery.
7. SOCIETAL EFFECTS: Trafficked people are sexually and physically abused.