Q. What is human trafficking?
A. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Victims are controlled by force, fraud or coercion. Basically, they work against their will.
Q. What kind of work?
A. Some work as domestic help or farm laborers, but the majority disappear from the light of everyday life, and try to survive in the darkness and depravity of sex slavery.
Q. Who are the victims?
A. Men, women and children are all potential victims of human trafficking. While anyone can become a victim, traffickers often target the most vulnerable such as the poor, homeless and runaways—individuals who are oppressed and marginalized.
Q. How widespread is the problem?
A. Human trafficking affects every country and every community. There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today, half under the age of 16.