Child Soldiers

It is a manifestation of human trafficking when it involves the unlawful recruitment or use of children – through force, fraud, or coercion – as combatants or for labor or sexual exploitation by armed. Young girls can be forced to marry or have sex with male solders.In Both male and female child soldiers are often sexually abused and are at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

Sex Trafficking

When an adult is threatened, forced, or deceived into the sex trade – or maintained in the sex trade through bulling– that person is a victim of trafficking. All of those people involved in recruiting, transporting, harboring, receiving, or obtaining the person for that purpose have committed a trafficking crime.

Child Sex Trafficking

 Many  children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade. International covenants and protocols obligate criminalization of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and  the use of children in the commercial sex trade is prohibited under both the law of legislation in countries around the world.  Sex trafficking  it has devastating consequences for minors, including long-lasting physical and psychological trauma, disease (including HIV/AIDS), drug addiction, unwanted pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and possible death. 

Forced Labor

It is a form of human trafficking that can be harder to identify and estimate than sex trafficking. Most forced labor occur as unscrupulous employers take advantage of gaps in law enforcement to exploit vulnerable workers. Some workers are made more vulnerable to forced labor practices because of unemployment, poverty, crime, discrimination, corruption, political conflict, and cultural acceptance of the practice.Some  Female victims of forced or bonded labor, mostly  women and girls in domestic servitude, are often sexually exploited .

Forced Child Labor

The worst forms of child labor, in addiction to bonded and forced labor of children, should be eradicated. In some cases,a child can be a victim of human trafficking regardless of the location of that nonconsensual exploitation. Some of possible forced labor of a child include situations in which the child appears to be in the custody of a non-family member who has the child perform work that  benefits someone who is not the child’s family and does not offer the child the option of leaving.

Bonded Labor

The workers around the world fall victim to debt bondage when traffickers or recruiters unlawfully exploit an initial debt the worker assumed as part of the terms of employment. They also may inherit debt in more traditional systems of bonded labor. In Africa countries, it is estimated that there are millions of trafficking victims working to pay off their ancestors’ debts. 

Involuntary Domestic Servitude

Another form of forced labor is the involuntary servitude of domestic workers, whose workplaces are informal, connected to their off-duty living quarters, and not often shared with other workers.Investigators and service providers report many cases of untreated illnesses and, tragically, widespread sexual abuse, which in some cases may be symptoms of a situation of involuntary servitude. 
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Hey Priscilla,

Great round of research on the forms of child labour! Honestly, child labour isn't acceptable anywhere, but it happens in all the forms you explained above. Children who are our age or even younger are being forced to work as a slave when they should be attending school and receiving an education. In your next round of research, perhaps you could look into the effects of child labour has the on the child (physically, emotionally and mentally) or some possible solution to help prevent child labour. I remember learning about a boy, Iqbal Masih who was forced to work in a carpet factory. He tried to escape multiple times until one day he was free and bringing awareness to the awful conditions. Sadly, Iqbal was murdered at the age of 12 and his legacy lives on as the face of children's right's. Anyways another great research round and I'm looking forward to see what you come up with next. Here are some links for future rounds.


Hello Priscilla! 

(Sorry, I know you posted this a long time ago.) 

 This topic is important to discuss, as it breaks my heart. Children shouldn't be forced to work or ever be sexually assaulted. These horrible acts towards children are unjustifiable, and the fact that they're so disturbing just shows that they're such an important issue we need to talk about. I admire that you're looking into this.

 I like that you looked into different types of child trafficking. Is there one in particular you'd like to research more about? Or you could compare two or more as well.

 I think if you're still forming a question, you could try, "What is the most ethical solution to child trafficking?" In other words, what is the best way to bring children out of these traumatizing circumstances and help them? 

 As well, make sure you include your sources so we as readers will know where you got your information! 

 This was very interesting to read. I look forward to reading more of your research! 

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