What is Human Trafficking – An Introduction
The Purpose of Human Trafficking is Always Exploitation.
It is important to understand what Human Trafficking is and how to connects to Modern Day Slavery:
According to the United Nations Human Trafficking is the “Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons”. This is done through the “threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim”. (The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons).
The purpose of Human Trafficking is always exploitation. This exploitation can take many forms. The UN states that “exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.” Human Trafficking can take place within countries or crossing international borders. (The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons).