What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/ or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person; typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour. It is often described as a modern form of slavery.
Victims suffer physical or emotional abuse and often live and work in horrific conditions. They may also face fatal consequences if they attempt to escape. This crime represents a consistent and pervasive assault on the fundamental human rights of its victims.
The Stages of Exploitation
There are four main recruitment stages of exploitation one uses when trying to exploit a person into human sex trafficking.