What Is Human Trafficking?
Modern-day slavery is a simpler way of saying human trafficking. It’s slavery with new methods of enslaving others.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of others for the purpose of exploitation, which includes trafficking for sex and labor
“Trafficking in persons” is the:
¤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
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.
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.
The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $34 billion.
There are more slaves today than at any other point in history.
Human trafficking takes place in every country on Earth.
There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 children, women and men trafficked across international borders annually.
Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors.
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.
¤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
Article 3 (a) of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol
“Human Trafficking Indicators” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services