Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which people profit from the control and exploitation of others.  It is the trade in and the abuse of human beings by ruthless criminals whose only aim is to make money. Human Trafficking occurs without the consent of the persons involved and maytake the form of:

 

  • Sexual exploitation                         

  • Sale of human organs (organ harvesting)

  • Domestic servitude                        

  • Forced labour (including child labour)  

 

Human trafficking involves the movement of people between countries but it can also occur within a country.  It should be understood  as a process rather than as a single offence — 

people are bought and sold as commodities, often over and over again.

sex trafficking - demand
UN definition of human trafficking