What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is the trading of humans, this includes children, men and children for the purposes of sexual and domestic exploitation. Human Trafficking is a euphemism for modern day form of slave trade. Harsh economic conditions, especially in developing ountries, have created a flourishing atmosphere which traffickers exploit to recruit unsuspecting victims, mostly women and children, who have been subjected to all sorts of dehumanizing labour conditions both within and outside the country.

It is true that statistics on the prevalence of human trafficking indicates that women and girls constitute a major percentage of its victims but this should not be interpreted to mean that only women and girls are vulnerable. While Commercial sexual activities is the primary purpose behind the trafficking of women and girls, boys and men also end up as domestic servants. Human trafficking is a global phenomenon and must be tackled head on.