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Month: October 2019

Trafficking: An Introduction

This article is part 1 of a two-part series on trafficking.  Marriage as a Doorway for Traffickers Human trafficking is when people are treated as objects and bought, sold or exploited for another’s benefit. Coercion, fraud, threats or violence are used for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor or sexual slavery. Marriage is used as a doorway for traffickers. Trafficking happens to adults and children, people of all genders, races, religions and socioeconomic statuses. Definitions Trafficking: No movement is needed. Someone may never leave their home and be trafficked. Sex Trafficking: Trafficking of adults for sex by force, fraud, . . .