WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
ACCORDING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING MEANS: “THE RECRUITMENT, TRANSPORTATION, TRANSFER, HARBOURING OR RECEIPT OF PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLOITATION.”
Traffickers are able to exploit their victims through different types of human slavery such as; sex work, forced labor, or organ removal and selling.
Sex trafficking, in particular, is a multi-billion dollar industry, where the world is its market. Human beings who are trafficked get treated as disposable, humans become comparable to raw material that can be bought and/or sold.
Traffickers are able to trick and/or lure their victims into slavery by taking advantage of; poverty in the country, the individual’s lack of prospects and/or their hope for a better future.
The victims are then brought to the country either, legally or illegally, lead by false promises of work or prospective marriages. Once they arrive, the victims are coerced into a position of dependence by their traffickers through; debt bondage, violence, and/or drugs. Therefore, the victims become “exploited” goods and are deprived of their personal rights, freedom of speech, independence, and self-respect!!!