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What is Human Trafficking?

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Drugs trafficking = manufacturing, distribution, trade, and sale of illegal drugs

Human trafficking = trade of humans (slavery).

The term ‘human trafficking’ is generally used interchangeably with the term ‘modern day slavery’, also ‘trafficking in persons’, and involves such human rights violations as the previously mentioned industries of sex slavery, forced labour, child labour, child prostitution and organ harvesting. Some have argued it also involves forced marriage (particularly of an early age) and induction into the rebel army of Africa, the ‘Lord’s Resistance Army’ (LRA).

According to World Vision, human trafficking is “putting or keeping someone in an exploitative situation for profit. They are not free and they are exploited for profit over and over again. It is a serious crime and victims of trafficking can be men, women and children”. It is elsewhere described as the “recruiting, harboring, moving or obtaining of a person by the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of involuntary servitude, debt bondage, slavery or the sex trade”.

In other words… these people are LIED to, THREATENED, SOLD or simply KIDNAPPED and FORCED to work!

Human trafficking destroys lives.

Note: it is different to the term ‘people smuggling’ which refers to the act of illegally transporting people across borders, who have generally paid for the service and are not being held against their will.

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
– Abraham Lincoln

3 comments on “What is Human Trafficking?

  1. Pingback: On the issue of human trafficking | We dream of things that never were and say: "Why not?"

    • captivatingforcaptives
      December 4, 2013

      Thanks for adding Captivating For Captives’ post to your site! Once I establish the background info, I plan on shedding some light on how people can help with this terrible social injustice.

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