Human trafficking is one of the most serious global issues of our time. It is an abhorrent practice that plagues societies around the world and threatens the safety and future of countless people. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry that involves luring vulnerable people into exploitative situations, most often through promises of better lives or lucrative work opportunities. As individuals, families and communities are increasingly affected by human trafficking, it is increasingly important to educate ourselves on the topic and consider ways that we can best respond.
What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for the purposes of exploitation, either through force or deception. It includes forced labor, sex trafficking, and domestic servitude. Human trafficking victimizes and exploits people, robbing them of their human rights, privacy and autonomy. While trafficking does not always involve the physical movement of people, it is an unacceptable violation of their human