Top Human Trafficking Questions

19 Apr

1. What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery.

2. How do traffickers recruit their victims?

Human traffickers recruit their victims by offering potential victims false promises, tricking them into becoming a “new client”. After the “new client” falls for the trick the trafficker transports the person to another place to become a victim of human trafficking.

3. Why do victims of trafficking not run away?

The victims of human trafficking do not run away because they are controlled by their traffickers.  The trafficker sometimes takes and keeps the victims identity or travel documents to threaten or harm the victims family. The victim is completely controlled and often too scared to try to escape.

4. Who can become a victim?

Anyone can become a trafficking victim, but traffickers usually target vulnerable people.

5. Who are the traffickers?

Traffickers are hard to spot out, mostly the traffickers appear to be successful business people that are able to offer their victims better opportunities. Even some parents are involved with trafficking their own children!


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