Sunday, January 23, 2011


The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by;
· The threat or use of kidnapping, force, fraud, deception or coercion, or
· By the giving or receiving of unlawful payments or  benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, and
·  For the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.

·  Women and children – risky for trafficking into the sex industry
·  Men – day laborers, construction or restaurant workers
·  Vulnerable populations – migrants, oppressed or marginalized groups, runaways or displaced persons and the poor

Who is trafficker? :
·  Individuals, families, organized groups of criminals
·  Professional or non-professional criminals
·  Facilitated by other beneficiaries e.g. advertising, distribution, or retail companies and consumers
·  Both women and men involved in trafficking

·  Vary from state to state
·  Federal and international laws both protect victims and prosecutes traffickers
·  The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005


·  Hard to find out as it is an illegal industry

Source : Ronak Talati. Human trafficking: information and resources for emergency healthcare providers. [20 January 2011].

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