Human trafficking is not something that would have ever crossed my mind if I were to think of injustices going on in the world. I knew it existed and was going on but not to the extent of what I have recently learned. I was shocked to see the numbers and the amount of trafficking that was going on. After reading Chernush's essay I was inspired to research the topic more and I found many interesting articles
One of the articles that I found online talked about how the U.S. is debating on whether or not to cut funding for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The TVPA provides money that works to decrease the amount of human trafficking and increase awareness. One of the organizations that receive a lot of funding from the TVPA is the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). UNIAP is an organization that does a lot of work in the surveillance of human trafficking in multiple countries. The surveillance done by UNIAP has lead to many arrests and has made a substantial impact on human trafficking. The group also does a lot of research and projects. The U.S. is currently spending 191 million on fighting human trafficking but it is in threat of being cut down to 130 million. The article does a good job in pointing out that the U.S. currently spends 15 billion to help combat the global drug trade going on. Compared to this, the amount of money spent on combating human trafficking is tiny.