Articles on Human Trafficking

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What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery”. It takes the form of forced labor, bonded labor, debt bondage among migrant workers, involuntary domestic servitude, and sex trafficking. Victims of trafficking have been found in a wide range of legal and illegal business settings, and this frequently hidden population is most often exploited in the commercial sex industry, agriculture, factories, hotels, restaurants, as domestic workers, and by marriage brokers and some adoption firms. Sex trafficking is a form of human trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion. Minors engaged in the commercial sex industry (eg, online and street prostitution, pornography, stripping, escort services) are considered victims of human trafficking regardless of the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Trafficking of children most commonly takes the form of forced child labor, child soldiers, and child sex trafficking.

Source: https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Health-Care-for-Underserved-Women/Human-Trafficking?IsMobileSet=false

Human Trafficking Data

The number of identified victims of human trafficking who are men has increased significantly over time, raising awareness that men are also victims of human trafficking for different types of exploitation. 

The average age of an identified victim of trafficking is 26 years old (at the time of assistance), and half of those identified are between 18 and 34 years old. The average age of victims identified in 2015–2016 was 29 years old, with male victims being, on average, older than female victims. At least 16 per cent of identified victims in the same period were children. On average, a victim is trafficked for approximately two years, therefore the average age of entry into trafficking is below 26 years.  

Source: https://migrationdataportal.org/themes/human-trafficking

 

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