Human trafficking is the exploitation of people through various means. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime provides a detailed definition of human trafficking. They write, human trafficking is “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring [sic] or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation”.
Simply put, human trafficking occurs when a victim is exploited by a trafficker who is using their power over the victim in a way that controls the victim’s activities. Generally, human trafficking is executed through sex trafficking, labor trafficking, or organ trafficking.
Human trafficking, also known as modern day slavery, often brings…
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