USAID’s Counter-Trafficking in Persons

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Human Trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of exploitation in forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry worldwide and affects the most vulnerable in our societies, with more than 25 million people enslaved. Seventy percent of identified victims are women and girls. These horrific practices undermine the rule of law, corrupt global commerce, foster gender inequality, and threaten global security.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:45am

Last updated: May 19, 2021