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Men, women and children around the world have become the victims of human trafficking. They're forced to labor in sweatshops, mines, fields or homes, or they're pushed into prostitution on the street and in brothels. Are you informed about this terrible crime?
According to the most recent human trafficking report from the U.S. State Department, how many people worldwide live as slaves, subjected to forced labor and sexual exploitation?
According to the U.S. State Department, 12.3 million people are currently living as slaves.
Often, traffickers will tell their victims that they must work as a prostitute or a manual laborer until they've repaid money owed for travel to a new country. What is this practice called?
Debt bondage, or the practice of forcing debts to be paid off in labor or prostitution, is an extremely common practice in human trafficking. In many cases, the victims never notice that the debt never gets any smaller.
What's the difference between trafficking people and smuggling people?
People give their consent to be smuggled; people do not consent to trafficking.
Trafficking involves crossing borders illegally; smuggling people does not.
Trafficking is a crime against a country, whereas smuggling is a crime committed to a person.
One of the many differences between trafficking and smuggling is consent -- people consent to a business arrangement that ends in smuggling, whereas there's no consent in trafficking, or the consent is rendered invalid by fraud on the part of the trafficker.