Human Trafficking is also referred to as “Modern Day Slavery”
Human trafficking involves a defining element of gross exploitation and control over a person (human being).Unlike human smuggling, a victim of human trafficking does not consent to being trafficked or, if consent is given, it is often done under circumstances of force, fraud, and/or coercion.
The United Nations defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, 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. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”
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