The shameful history of human trafficking
Can more be done to eradicate this dreadful exploitation of innocent individuals?
Human trafficking is a crime with its origins in the African slave trade of the 16th century. Indeed, it's a form of modern-day slavery defined by the illegal act of gathering, moving, receiving, or keeping human beings by threat, force, coercion, or deception for exploitative purposes such as labor service, a paid-for sex act, and even organ removal. Annually, nearly 20 million people globally are victims of human trafficking, many of them women and children. It's a crime that leaves a lasting toll on human life, families, and communities around the world.
So, how exactly are people trafficked, what are the tactics used, and can more be done to eradicate this dreadful exploitation of innocent individuals? Click through and read about the shameful history of human trafficking.
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