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The Three Forms Of Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is the world’s third fastest growing criminal enterprise, after drugs and arms trafficking. An estimated 21 million men, women, and children on every continent and at all socioeconomic levels are victims of human trafficking worldwide. Each year, 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers buy, sell, and transport individuals through the use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, or deception for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced labour, or the harvesting of organs. According to the International Labor Organization, human trafficking is a highly lucrative enterprise, generating profits of roughly $150 billion each year. The various driving forces that contribute to human trafficking are poverty, debt, addiction, political instability and…show more content…
Organ trafficking is the international trade of human bodily organs for the purposes of transplantation. The three main categories of organ trafficking are individuals being forced or deceived into giving up an organ, agreeing to sell an organ, or having an organ removed without their knowledge. In 2010, there was a total of 107,000 organ transplants. Every year, there are approximately, 15,000 to 20,000 illegal kidney transplants. On the black market, the demanded cost of a single organ is $200,000.
Labor trafficking is the capturing, transporting, and trading of individuals against their will, for the exploitation of labor or services. The three main categories of labor trafficking are bonded labor, forced labor, and child labor. Many individuals who are victims of labor trafficking come from places that have high rates of oppression, illiteracy, and few economic opportunities. Many of the individuals are forced and coerced to work in fields, brothels, sweatshops, or in private
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