Human trafficking

Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar form of international organized crime, constituting modern-day slavery.

The issues

Victims are targeted on their vulnerabilities and trafficked between countries and regions using deception or coercion. 

Once they arrive at their destination, they are stripped of their autonomy, freedom of movement and choice, and are forced to work in precarious conditions. They often face various forms of physical and mental abuse.

Human trafficking is linked to a number of crimes, including illicit money flows, the use of fraudulent travel documents, and cybercrime.