Modern slavery and human trafficking

What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery is the severe exploitation of other people for personal or commercial gain. Anyone can become a victim of modern slavery, any age, race or gender. Modern slavery encompasses human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced labour and can include:

  • sexual exploitation
  • labour exploitation
  • forced criminality
  • organ harvesting
  • domestic servitude
  • debt bondage.

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is an act of recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat of use of force or other forms of coercion, of abductions, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

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