World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

What does trafficking in persons means?

“Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are umbrella terms – often used interchangeably – to refer to a crime whereby traffickers exploit and profit at the expense of adults or children by compelling them to perform labor or engage in commercial sex.

Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in the sex industry. People are exploited in construction, farming and even working in other people’s homes.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons serves to raise awareness of human trafficking and the protection of victims’ rights. If you think someone has been trafficked, you can help make them safe. Click here for support and advice.