Jessica R. Munoz is the Volunteer Director for the Courage House Hawai‘i Project. Originally from California, Jessica has lived on O‘ahu’s for more than seven years, where she is an active member in the community. She has been involved in youth mentoring and outreach for high risk adolescents since moving to the island. She currently works for a private emergency physician group as a clinical nurse practitioner/ provider at a local hospital. Her nursing career was a key factor in moving to O‘ahu and she initially began working at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children while attending graduate school at the University of Hawai‘i. Her passion for victims of sex trafficking started while writing her thesis on human trafficking and emergency health care professionals. Her research revealed that there is a gross lack of aftercare resources existing for these victims- especially the underage victims. Her family in California was involved with Courage Worldwide and helped in starting the Northern California Courage House. Her husband and parents were also part of the building project for the Tanzania Courage House, fulfilling its vision to build homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking in major cities. Munoz recently published two articles in Emergency Physicians Monthly on identifying victims of sex trafficking.
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A 2008 publication of UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, highlights successful initiatives of NGOs and their partners from other sectors with respect to the prevention of human trafficking, the protection of its victims and the prosecution of its culprits.
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In line with the Trafficking in Persons Protocol supplementing the United Nations Transnational Organised Crime Convention, the purpose of the United Nations is to further facilitate the prevention of human trafficking, protection of its victims, prosecution of its culprits and develop international cooperation to achieve these targets.
Human Trafficking Essay - Term Paper - 871 Words
Although since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s the sale of drugs and arms have become the most profitable transnational crimes, human trafficking remains well known in the 21st century. Today, it is estimated that 21 million people are victims of human trafficking. In the United States alone, government estimates indicate that between 600,000 and 800,000 individuals are victims of trafficking each year. One of the reasons for this is that the sale of human beings is highly profitable. In fact, it is estimated to be the third most profitable international crime next to the sale of weapons and drugs. The profits of the global human trafficking enterprise are estimated at $7 billion to $10 billion a year. Other reasons for its prevalence may be the belief (of the traffickers) that there is a relatively low risk of being apprehended and punished. Law enforcement's preoccupation with stopping the sale of weapons and drugs leaves criminals with the impression that human trafficking laws will not be enforced and that their chances of being arrested and incarcerated are minimal at best. This false sense of security also drives the willingness of traffickers to continue their work.Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the world. Incidents were reported in all 50 states in the U.S. last year, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Victims include children induced into the sex trade, adults who are coerced into performing commercial sex acts, domestic workers held against their will and farmhands forced to labor for little or no pay.