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HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING ?

 

Human Trafficking is the illegal trade of people for the purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation. As the world's fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe, and is also defined as modern-day slavery.

There are a few main approaches traffickers use to lure victims: Fake job offers, mainly for jobs abroad. When the person arrives, she/he finds that the conditions are different from the ones advertised in the job offer – Often the victim’s ID is taken away, and she/he is forced into labor or sexual exploitation. Lover boy – the trafficker courts the victim and pretends to be falling in love with her. Once he earns the victim’s trust, he sells her to be sexually exploited. The Internet, especially social networking sites, is the most used tool by traffickers for research and selection of potential victims

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