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What is human trafficking?

The act of trafficking in human beings is a gross human rights violation. Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking is not only about the buying and selling of human beings, nor is it particularly commonplace that men, women and children are abducted in the first instance. As the defninition above highlights there are five main components … Read more here

Geographies of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a global industry that results in different forms of exploitation within and across countries. Not all vicitms of trafficking are taken across national borders, but in the vast majority of the European countries people are trafficked from abroad … Read more here

Humans of human trafficking

According to the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2016, children make up almost a third of all victims of human trafficking worldwide, and women and girls comprise 71 per cent of the total. While women make up the vast majority of those exploited in sex work, the ILO estimates that men comprise approximately 63 percent of the 21 million victims who work in different kinds of forced labour … Read more here

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