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New Slaves In Europe: Physical Features Of Human Trafficking And Sex Slavery

Updated on June 18, 2011
A Female Slave On Sale.
A Female Slave On Sale.

On the surface level; man can claim that slave trade is a History, such that it can only be referred to as one of the episodes of the dark events that have bedevilled the Earth. But an in-dept gaze will reveal that slave trade lingers on but in a new dimension that could ultimately be more relegating.

Inside Europe, an array of slave merchants, aided by language barrier and a semi-closed circuit society are (with impunity) engaging in the art of subjecting fellow humans to forced labour.

Like the trans-Atlantic slave trade that began in low pace during the thirteenth century and eventually became the monster it is, recent slave trade employs the same tactics in that the source and end users are the same. But the difference is that the subject of slave ownership is modified into a more complex structure that uplifts the Black man into a slave owner.

Whereas; in the past, the Europeans own-permanently-the slaves bought from the shores of Africa, recent slave ownership is the propriety of fellow Africans. The Europeans can only be transient owners at the short time interval that can be covered by the meager fee payed for sexual services. And within a period of twenty four hours, several men (amounting to ten and at times, above) could own a defined slave girl.

In Europe, within the community of Africans from a specific sub-Saharan country, girls are bought and sold like petty commodities. A girl could cost between 7000USD to 30,000 USD. This money is paid with variable interest to the new owner before she can gain her freedom. While some could pay the sum total within a short period of time, the unfortunate others might spend several years.

An ugly sight that still operates unchecked is the existence of the "indigene central Arena". To the security systems of the host countries, it is just a social Area of Immigrants from a specific country. But it is a place where the case of stubborn girls are tendered. Those who refused to pay are subjected to torture that usually involve the use of whip to trash them until they vow to comply.

Eventually when they have finished paying, they become exhausted. And then begin to live in frustration anger and unchecked psychological problems. These are visible in the low self esteem, low IQ, Aggression and other negative physical features usually associated with every one of them.

And the trade become so entrenched in their systems so that the former victim has become the new predator that will soon import or buy a girl for the same purpose so that it becomes a chain reaction that may never go away.

In the old slave trade, Africans kidnapped fellow Africans and sold them to Europeans who waited by the sea side. Today, the Europeans are waiting in their own home and Africans are bringing the slaves to their doorsteps.

Crude-state-slavery has been defined as a rather low gravity Human trafficking that is more towards dialogue and campaign than a strict action against a dehumanising trade that is thriving in the developed World.

Today, thousands of girls are being smuggled like contra-bands from Sub-Sahara Africa to Europe. Some are serving as prostitutes on the streets of Europe. Others who have been freed after paying their debts are living a chartered life filled with frustration. And could not go back to their countries because of possible humiliation. 'They are trapped in Europe!'

Several governments have put in place measures to check this criminal activity. But the criminals are regrouping.


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      James Agbogun 7 years ago

      Lady E, Thank you for the observation. The next one will definitely be a "Happy Hub."

      Sufidreamer, Am very happy you saw the importance of this Hub. And i thank you for taking the to make a comment. Am looking ahead to the "link".

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      Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Good work, James - many of those slaves, and ones from Eastern Europe, pass through Greece. It is a shameful trade, so thanks for writing this Hub and raising awareness.

      Good luck - I will try to work in a link to this important Hub, somewhere :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      A sad Hub. There are still slaves in Europe as we speak. Some are brought to the UK and used as sex slaves but the Police are catching up with a lot of them.

      Hope your next Hub will be a "Happy Hub". Regards. :)