For thousands of years people have been buying and selling human beings. From the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the ancient Babylonians, Grecian and Roman empires, slavery has been practiced in most nations of the world. In the 16th to the late 18th century, slavery was an accepted part of the economic life of western nations. In the New World, the plantation owners in Virginia and other states used slaves brought from Africa to work their fields. William Wilberforce moved for its abolition in England and the empire in 1833.
However, whilst it stopped as a legal practice, it did not stop. What is the situation regarding human trafficking today, and what are the causes of its existence?
1. What form does it take today?
The definition of the UN on human trafficking is detailed, but it mainly falls into 3 groups. Humans are trafficked for use as labor, sexual exploitation with harvesting of organs being another smaller group. It involves recruiting, kidnapping, transfer and sale of such persons. Exploitation must include sexual exploitation forced labor or removal of organs.
2. How extensive is it?
According to US state department Laura Lederer, human trafficking is the third largest criminal activity worldwide. It is only exceeded by illegal drug and arms trafficking. It has become a criminal industry worth $32 billion a year….
Today, there are many delicious foods easily available. I sometime wonder how life was in the ancient past when they did not have ease of access to food as we do today.
However, though I can find food of all kinds in our stores there are foods that stand out as my favorite.
I easily walk past the pizzas, the fluffy pasties, pies, and cream cakes. But when I sit in the restaurant and see the words oxtail stew, with creamed spinach and potatoes I positively drool.
The Waitron places the crispy warm bread rolls beside me on a white plate. In front of me were yellow balls of butter. Next, she placed in front of me a bowl of creamed spinach, dark green finely cut with the white cream and steam coming from it advertising it was freshly cooked. I inhaled the warm aroma unique to spinach. Beside it was a bowl with smooth white mashed potato. Rich creamy smooth and firm from the butter and milk that had been beaten into it to add to its flavor and smooth texture.
Then came the bowl full of oxtail stew. Its rich dark brown color was set off by the white bowl it was in. The gravy was thick and rich. I could smell the aroma of beef, garlic, and herbs and spices drifting up from it into my nose. My mouth watered in anticipation….
Writing a persuasive essay on students getting paid for good grades is not an easy thing to do, but at the same time, it is not an impossible type of essay paper to write either. This is because with the right organization and the right type of arguments, you can easily end up with a great essay paper of this kind. The first stage of organizing writing this paper is to begin with the preliminaries by looking for the content for the title page and writing it down. The word arrangement on the title page and the type of details to be included on the title page usually depends on the citation style being used to complete the essay paper. This is so because each citation style dictates the type of details that should be on the title page and also how these details should be arranged….
Writing a movie review is not among the most popular assignments that students love to do, because when students think of a movie; their brains switch to entertainment mode where they can relax and enjoy what the movie has to offer them. A movie review certainly takes this away from them because it forces them to concentrate and engage critical thought when watching the movie, regardless of the number of times they must watch the movie.
When asked to compose a movie review on Gravity, for instance, you should try and watch the movie more than once, if circumstances permit. This is because when one watches a movie just once, it becomes very easy to miss key elements, and once one misses these key elements, it becomes difficult to write an excellent movie review. When you write a movie review, it should entail mostly explaining your opinion about the movie, while supporting any criticism you may have in the movie review. For example, if after watching the movie, you felt embarrassed, disappointed or excited, provide a valid reason as to why you felt this way and you could back up this statement by pointing out the part of the movie that made you feel this way. …