Human trafficking constitutes a form of modern-day slavery and one of the most severe forms of human rights abuses in the 21st century. It is one of the fastest growing forms of international crime and poses a significant threat to the safety and well-being of individuals throughout the world. Trafficking refers to the transfer, relocation, or transportation of human beings for the purposes of economic gain or other forms of exploitation and through the use of threat, coercion, fraud, abduction, or deception. It is typically done for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labor and domestic servitude. Trafficking is a phenomenon associated with increasing globalization and is perpetuated by the ever-present global inequalities of gender, race, and economics. Trafficking victims are denied their basic ...

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