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Trafficking of Women & Girls: Forced Prostitution, Forced Labor, and Hope Save Our Sisters Presentation October 7, 2008
What is Trafficking in Persons? The U.N. Trafficking Protocol Definition “ Trafficking in persons” shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. --The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, Article 3(a)
Elements of Trafficking Use of Force, Fraud, or Coercion* “For the Purpose of” Placing someone in a condition of involuntary servitude, peonage, slavery, slave-like practices, sex trafficking, or forced or bonded labor or services. *except for minors under the age of 18 years
What is the Scope of Human Trafficking? l The U.S. Department of State estimates that between 14,500 and 17,500 men, women, and children are trafficked into the United States each year. l The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 12.3 million people in forced labor, bonded labor, forced child labor, and sexual servitude at this moment. l The U.S. Government estimates that 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders annually.