What is Human Trafficking?

- Human Trafficking
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Human Trafficking includes recruiting, harboring, and transporting of Human Beings by use of coercion, force, and/or fraud in order to subject them to involuntary acts of sexual exploitation or slave labor, including prostitution, domestic servitude, begging and beyond.

WHY IS IT SO PROFITABLE?
Human beings are a profitable commodity to traffickers because people can be used and/or sold again and again.  Little or no start-up money is needed, and it is a difficult crime to prosecute.

 

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MODERN SLAVERY ON THE WORLD?

Besides fueling the explosion of organized crime and posing a tremendous threat to global health by helping to spread HIV/AIDs and other terrible diseases, Human Trafficking has a devastating impact on its victims who are frequently subjected to physical and mental abuse, threats, rape- even murder.

 

WHO ARE THE VICTIMS?

Vulnerable people – economically, emotionally, or otherwise – make easier targets for traffickers.  Victims often include runaways at-risk youth, illegal immigrants, the poor, and the oppressed.  These populations are easier to recruit and control than other groups, and they receive the least amount of protection from law enforcements.

 

WHO ARE TRAFFICKERS?

Both men and women are involved in human trafficking.  Traffickers may operate alone, within families of traffickers, small structured groups, or even large criminal organizations.  Many of these criminals got their start by selling drugs, weapons, false documentation or were previously involved in money laundering and turned to Human Trafficking because of the high profit/low risk factor.  In some cases, traffickers are family members or friends or victims themselves become traffickers.

 

WHERE DOES TRAFFICKING OCCUR?

Trafficking occurs all over the world and is growing at record speed due to global economic gaps, as well as high unemployment rates that force people to look for work abroad.  Cases of Human Trafficking have been documented all across the world.  Thankfully more and more countries are introducing new laws to help combat the spread of this global scourge.

 

Notes taken from the 2007 movie, “Human Trafficking” and prepared by Jennifer Worthy 

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Human Trafficking is a world-wide problem. Not only does it impacts girls from Africa, Europe and Asia but right here in the United States. Many of our young girls who are thought to be runaways are often lured away or kidnapped and sold for profit often right in their own neighborhoods. This atrocity must stop. Join us in the fight against human trafficking. Read the various post on our site, watch the videos, contact us to get involved in making a difference.