Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against the worker’s will. It is taking place throughout the world, oftentimes in plain sight.
- You may find evidence of sex trafficking in residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, and strip clubs.
- Labor trafficking may be found in settings involving domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.
- Vulnerable populations such as runaway and homeless youth, foreign nationals, and individuals who have experienced violence and trauma in the past, are often the most susceptible to human trafficking.