Defining the terms of human trafficking and modern day slavery

Human trafficking and modern slavery are thought to be amongst the most widespread crimes in the world, affecting millions of men, women and children each day.

Human Trafficking

It is defined by Homeland Security as:

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.

Broken down into simpler terms, this means human trafficking is made up of three elements:

  • Movement or recruitment by

  • Deception or coercion for

  • The purpose of exploitation

What Is Human Trafficking?
Forms of Human Trafficking