Human Trafficking


What Is Human Trafficking?

Modern-day slavery is a simpler way of saying human trafficking.  It’s slavery with new methods of enslaving others.
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Human trafficking is the illegal trade of others for the purpose of exploitation, which includes trafficking for sex and labor
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“Trafficking in persons” is the:
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¤recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons,
¤by means of a threat or use of force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose of exploitation.
Trafficking is the process of enslaving a person

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The exploitation that occurs in human trafficking is non nonconsensual.

Smuggling is not the same as trafficking; smuggling is transportation based, trafficking is exploitation based.

There are at nearly 21 million people living in slavery today. At least 12.3 million slaves are victims of forced labor.
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After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing.
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The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $34 billion.
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There are more slaves today than at any other point in history.
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Human trafficking takes place in every country on Earth.
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There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 children, women and men trafficked across international borders annually.
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Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors.
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Slavery doesn’t discriminate. Its victims are men and women, old and young, black and white; from those living in the suburbs of America to the slums of Calcutta, and everywhere in between.
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¤The Burmese child soldier
¤The Afghani boy who practices Bacha Bazi
¤The Chinese women who sews shoes together
¤The Guatemalan man who grows tomatoes
¤The North American woman living in forced prostitution
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Article 3 (a) of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol
“Human Trafficking Indicators” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
I.L.O.
Bales
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.N.
Batstone
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