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There are 27 million slaves in the world today
This website is an introduction to sex trafficking for educators, parents and community leaders. It includes information, videos, organizations and solutions towards eradication. Learn how you can play a part in combating this evil crime against innocent children and adults.

 DEFINITION:
Human trafficking is the dislocation of someone by deception or coercion for exploitation, through forced prostitution, forced labour, or other forms of slavery
 

Facts and statistics of the problem today

          
         THE PROBLEM:
The slave trade is prohibited under Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, yet the modern-day slave trade that is human trafficking is the fastest-growing form of organized crime.
                              It is estimated that two children per minute are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
UNICEF believes this amounts to an estimated 1.2 million children trafficked every year.
Human trafficking generates between 10 and 12 billion dollars a year.
SLAVERY IS NOT LEGAL ANYWHERE, BUT IT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE

          COMMON RECRUITMENT METHODS OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY:
  • Individual recruiters look for interested males and females in bars, cafes, clubs and other public places
  • Recruitment via informal networks of families and/or friends
  • Advertisements offering work or study abroad
  • Agencies offering work, study, marriage or travel abroad
  • False marriages
  • Purchase of children from their guardian
          MEANS OF RECRUITMENT:
  • Deception by promises of legitimate employment and/or entry
  • Deception through half-truths
  • Complete coercion through abduction or kidnapping
  • Selling a person, typically a child
  • Deception about working conditions
  • Abuse of vulnerability
          METHODS OF ENTRY TO THE TRANSIT/DESTINATION COUNTRY:
  • Smuggled entry in vehicles, containers, trains, ferries or on foot
  • By presentation of stolen or forged documents that provide a right of entry     
          FORMS OF EXPLOITATION:
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Forced labor
  • Removal of organs and of body parts
  • Criminal activities
  • Begging
  • Forced marriage
  • Illicit adoption 
          FORMS OF CONTROL INCLUDE:
  • Debt bondage
  • Violence and fear
  • Isolation by removal of identification and/or travel documents
  • Linguistic and social isolation
  • Threats of reprisals against the victim's family
  • Psychological - imprisonment and torture
  • Magical beliefs and practices

(Above data taken from 'Stop the Traffik' by Steve Chalke and Cherie Blair)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS PURELY NOT FOR PROFIT. IT IS OUR INTENTION TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THIS CRIME AND BRING AN END TO MODERN-DAY SEX SLAVERY.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE VARIOUS WEBSITES WE REFER YOU TO.  CONSIDER WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BECOME A MODERN-DAY ABOLITIONIST!

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