Human Trafficking: Slavery Today


There are 27 million slaves alive today. That is more than at any point in history and as many as were seized from Africa in 350 years of the Atlantic slave trade.   -Kevin Bales, Modern Slavery

There Are Two Types of Human Trafficking:    Sex & Labor

Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

“Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.” -The US Department of Health & Human Services

Sexual Trafficking Fact Sheet

Sexual Trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.” – The US Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000

Labor Trafficking Fact Sheet

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines labor trafficking as: “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.”


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