Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people.
We are committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement.
Human trafficking and sex slavery is something that happens not just in third world countries but right here in the U.S. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States and, victims are not just the poor or "at-risk" youth. Find out more.