Human trafficking and modern slavery are thought to be amongst the most widespread crimes in the world, affecting millions of men, women and children each day.
Broken down into simpler terms, this means human trafficking is made up of three elements:
- Movement or recruitment by
- Deception or coercion for
- The purpose of exploitation
Thisacts as an umbrella term, which covers a number of human rights issues, of which human trafficking is one.
Modern slavery encompasses:
- Human trafficking
- Forced or compulsory labour
Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they have at their disposal to coerce, deceive and force individuals into a life of abuse, servitude, and inhumane treatment.