Human trafficking is understood to mean recruiting, transporting, transferring, receiving or accommodating a person, using force, with the aim of exploiting that person. The exploitation is the core of human trafficking. This exploitation is mainly taking place in the sex industry, for example when someone works involuntarily for someone else in prostitution, but also in other economic sectors. It is about such poor working conditions and conditions that human rights are at stake.
Trafficking in women is no different from trafficking in human beings. Human trafficking is the gender-neutral term.
Men and boys can also become victims of human trafficking. The term trafficking in women emphasizes the gender-specific nature, and that is important to keep in mind.
Forced crime also falls under human trafficking. Also criminal as human trafficking is the forcibly recruiting, transporting, etc. of another person with the aim of removing organs from that person's body.
Internationally there are estimates available in this report: 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labor and Forced Marriage, a collaboration of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM):
According to this report, an estimated 40.3 million people are victims of modern slavery at any given time. Of these, 24.9 million were forced to work and 15.4 million were forced to marry someone. Of the 24.9 million people who do forced work, 20.1 million (81%) people are victims of other labor exploitation and 4.8 million (19%) people are victims of sexual exploitation.
We have to stop this and World Day UNODC is focusing on highlighting the criticality of this issue and responsible governments and local authorities can take action in the interest of victims of trafficking. The call to action is not only to governments, it is for everyone who find such activity in their locality can report to prevent this heinous crime.
The human trafficking care coordinator are available in all countries and they are special coordinators in a region for victims of human trafficking. They can refer the identified cases to institutions that can help you with problems or concerns.