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Overview of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a grave violation of human rights in which individuals are exploited for labor and/or sex through force, fraud or coercion. It is a serious crime and an extreme form of exploitation that exploits vulnerable individuals and strips them of their dignity, rights, and freedoms.


Victims of human trafficking can be men, women, and children of all ages, races, and nationalities. They can be trafficked for various purposes such as forced labor, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, and organ trafficking. They can also be recruited and transported locally or across international borders.


Perpetrators of human trafficking can range from individuals to larger criminal networks. They often rely on deception, fraud, or force to lure their victims into their schemes. Victims of human trafficking may be subjected to abuse, confinement, physical and sexual violence, and also experience severe psychological trauma.


The fight against human trafficking is a global effort that requires collaboration, awareness-raising, and the implementation of preventative measures that target the root causes of this illegal trade. It is important to report any suspected cases of human trafficking and support the rehabilitation of its victims.

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