An estimated 21 million people are being trafficked around the world learn how world vision works to combat human trafficking & how you can help. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern-day slavery, is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sex acts. Everyone has a role to play in combating human trafficking recognizing the signs of human trafficking is the first step to identifying a victim our resources page has materials for a more in-depth human trafficking education and a catalog of materials that can be distributed and displayed in your community. Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others this may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Editor's note: somaly mam is a global leader who has pioneered the movement against modern slavery for nearly two decades she has been recognized as a cnn hero, glamour magazine's woman of the year, and one of time magazine's most influential people. 3 national slavery and human trafficking prevention month it is expected president trump will designate january 2017 as national slavery and human trafficking. Wendy patten, hrw's us advocacy director, testifies to the us senate about human rights watch's work on human trafficking worldwide and makes suggestions as to how the us government can better prosecute traffickers and protect victims of trafficking in the united states mr chairperson and. Slave codes interregional human trafficking virgin islands central, east child prostitution, or child sex trafficking, is a form of sexual slavery.
National slavery and human trafficking prevention month, 2017 - - - - - - - by the president of the united states of america a proclamation our nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart -- its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that. Human trafficking in the early years of the 21 st century, including reports of human trafficking for forced labor, forced prostitution, debt bondage, slavery and forced marriage, as well as the transfer of a child for purposes of exploitation. During national slavery and human trafficking prevention month, we recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement. We speak with kevin bales, a leader in the abolition movement to end modern-day slavery and co-author of the slave next door: human trafficking and slavery.
There are few history lessons covered here as depressing as the history of human trafficking it is important and still prevalent in all corners of the globe. Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money 1 the terms human trafficking and sex slavery usually.
Answers to faqs about trafficking including what is human trafficking and sex slavery, who traffics and what is the impact of the sex trafficking of women. The national human trafficking hotline receives more calls from texas than any other state in the us 15% of california against slavery what is human trafficking. Human trafficking and modern-slavery is a hidden crime, but these definitions and statistics help us understand more about this problem.
Women trafficked into forced prostitution, men trafficked into forced labour - there are many forms of trafficking get the facts straight. Victims of modern slavery polaris applauded the us senate i’m here to tell you that we can all join in the fight against human trafficking if we. A summary of public facing events during national slavery and human trafficking prevention month, 2018.
What is human trafficking human trafficking is a modern form of slavery it is an extreme form of labor exploitation where women, men and children are recruited or obtained and then forced to labor against their will through force, fraud or coercion. Result, to help eradicate human trafficking and slavery worldwide in recent years, california consumers have demanded that producers provide greater. Millions of men, women and girls around the world are currently victims of human trafficking the bbc speaks to some of the people behind the numbers. Learn about the forms of modern-day slavery or human trafficking: domestic servitude, child labor, bonded labor, sex trafficking and forced labor.