What is Human Trafficking?
Modern-day slavery that includes both sex and labor trafficking of men, women, and children in the U.S. and around the world.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines “severe forms of human trafficking” as:
"The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for...
- sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
- labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Coercion includes threats of physical or psychological harm to children and/or their families. Any child (under the age of 18) engaged in commercial sex is a victim of trafficking."
Click here for an infographic about the human trafficking world.
Visit this link to learn details and statistics about human trafficking in the United States.
If you or someone you know is possibly being trafficked, call: