What is it?
Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. There are two types of human trafficking – sex trafficking and labor trafficking. In both types, traffickers use tactics of force, fraud or coercion to control victims. Tactics traffickers use include violence, sexual violence, threats, blackmail, false promises, deception, manipulation, debt bondage and more to trap vulnerable individuals in horrendous situations.
Labor trafficking occurs when a trafficker forces a victim to perform labor or services using force, fraud or coercion. This includes situations of debt bondage, forced labor and involuntary child labor. Labor trafficking exists in many industries, including domestic work in homes as well. Workers are often subjected to terrible conditions with little or no benefits. When subjected to debt bondage, victims often feel as though they have no escape.Labor traffickers commonly make false promises, such as high pay, education opportunities, great benefits and more to lure victims. Employers maintain control with physical and psychological abuse, leading victims to believe the only choice is to continue working for that employer.