What is Human Trafficking?

According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act , “Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons” is defined as:

  • Sex Trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person forced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years; or
  • Labor Trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.

(source world relief)

There are 12.3 million adults and children working in forced labor, bonded labor or forced prostitution worldwide, according to statistics by the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report for 2010. A bit more than half of these victims (56%) are women and girls

(source U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report for 2010 )

Please review VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2000 for further information.

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