What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labor. Every year, millions of individuals are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be of any age, race, gender, or nationality. Vulnerable populations, including undocumented immigrants and refugees, are susceptible to trafficking situations.
Types of Human Trafficking
Sex Trafficking: Commercial sex act induced by force, fraud or coercion. Victims may be found working in massage parlors, brothels, strip clubs, and escort services.
Labor Trafficking: Using force, fraud or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, obtain, or employ a person for labor or services in involuntary servitude, peonage, or debt bondage. Victims may be found in domestic situations as nannies or maids, sweatshop factories, janitorial jobs, construction sites, farm work, and restaurants.