News: A Look at Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking
What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking, modern day slavery, prostitution, sex trafficking and sex work are words that are used synonymously but they don’t mean the same thing. While both human trafficking and sex trafficking are types of modern day slavery, prostitution and sex work are not. When defining slavery, the Abolition Project states that slavery is a condition in which individuals are owned by others, who control where they live and at what they work without pay (The Abolition Project, 2009). It is estimated that about 20.9 million people around the world are victims to human trafficking (Polaris Project, 2010).

Who is in Danger of Becoming Trafficked?
Children, women, folks who live in poverty…more>>>

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