Jump to navigation. The US State Department estimates there are This is not something that occurs only in dark alleys in the far corners of the Earth, though. Human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery , and there are more slaves today than at any time in history. You don't recognize them in the back kitchens, shops, gas stations and in hospitality.
What is Sex Trafficking? - Shared Hope International
In , then-President Barack Obama told the Clinton Global Initiative : "I'm talking about the injustice, the outrage of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name: modern slavery. It is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world. Human trafficking is when people are recruited or harbored, by threat or force, to be exploited, according to the United Nations. Mostly, it's commercial sex or labor exploitation, and a victim does not need to be transported anywhere in order to fall under the definition.
What is Sex Trafficking?
This story was originally published on Medium. Across the world, millions of women and girls live in the long shadows of human trafficking. Whether ensnared by force, coercion, or deception, they live in limbo, in fear, in pain. However, the vast majority of detected trafficking victims are women and girls, and three out of four are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery. In the International Labour Organization , reported Most victims find themselves in coercive or abusive situations from which escape is both difficult and dangerous.