Author: cmm6dx

Human Trafficking in the United States Final Blog Compilation by Caleigh McDonough

Human Trafficking in the United States Final Blog Compilation by Caleigh McDonough   Human Trafficking is a pervasive issue, as millions of victims are trafficked worldwide each year. According to International Labor Organization estimations, human trafficking generates USD $150 billion a year in global profits (Gallucci). The United States is one of the highest-ranking countries in the world for human… Read more →

Blog 4: Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking in the U.S. and Resources for Victims

Blog 4: Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking in the U.S. and Resources for Victims By Caleigh McDonough, cmm6dx In previous blogs, I address background information on human trafficking and its scope, recruitment tactics, recent trends, and risk factors that increase vulnerability to trafficking such as recent migration and substance use. I now will provide information on current anti-trafficking legislation, community… Read more →

Sex Trafficking in Northern Virginia, Caleigh McDonough

Sex Trafficking in Northern Virginia, Caleigh McDonough   In my last blog, I described the risk factors for human trafficking, and specifically sex trafficking. I mention the vulnerable demographic of Latina women, and how they disproportionately suffer from this atrocity. However, other populations are not invulnerable to human trafficking, as hotspots exist in communities of all demographic backgrounds. My home… Read more →

#2 Sex Trafficking of Latina Victims in the U.S. – Caleigh McDonough

Human Trafficking in North America (Cmm6dx) Blog 2: Sex Trafficking of Latina Victims in the U.S. In my last blog, I explained the scope of the issue of human trafficking in North America and introduced risk factors that increase an individual’s vulnerability to human trafficking. Some of these factors include recent migration or relocation, substance use, unstable housing, homeless youth,… Read more →

Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery

Human Trafficking in North America (by Caleigh McDonough) Human Trafficking is a pervasive issue in the world today, as millions of victims are trafficked worldwide each year. The Department of Homeland security defines human trafficking as the use of fraud, force, or coercion to obtain labor or sex exploitation (“What is Human Trafficking”). Labor trafficking usually falls under domestic and/or agricultural… Read more →