Human trafficking: International Women’s Day 2013

Some information sources on human trafficking

The European Directive on human trafficking.

Women and children are particularly affected: women and girls represent 56 % of victims of forced economic exploitation and 98 % of victims of forced commercial sexual exploitation.

The number of children who go missing from their care placements.

A debate in the House of Lords about human trafficking.

More information on Human Trafficking from the UN;

Elements of human trafficking

The Act (What is done)

Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons

The Means (How it is done)

Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim

The Purpose (Why it is done)

For the purpose of exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.

Act Means Purpose

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