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Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sex. Many people assume human trafficking has to be across a border or from one country into another, but it can happen at the local level.

Types of Abuse

Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking includes exploitation through commercial sex, including prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value, such as money, drugs, shelter, food, or clothes.

Labor Trafficking

Labor trafficking includes situations of debt bondage, forced labor, and involuntary child labor.

Indicators of Human Trafficking

  • Being forced to work against your will
  • Incurred a debt by using threats or forcing you to work to pay the debt
  • Forced to work by using threats to harm you and/or your family
  • Forced or pressured you into prostitution or to do other sexual acts
  • Minor engaged in commercial sex regardless of force, fraud, or coercion
  • Confiscated your passport, birth certification, or identification card to intimidate and control your movements

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