There is a 3.58 crore modern day slavery globally.


Human Trafficking is the recruitment or movement of persons, through threat or force, deception or coercion for the purpose of exploitation.


People are tricked into situations where they are bought, sold, abused, and exploited in many different ways: sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime, domestic servitude or even the sale of organs and human sacrifice. Trafficking affects every continent and every country. Traffickers and their victims often come from the same place, speak the same language or have the same ethnic background as their victims. Such commonalities help traffickers generate trust to carry out the crime.


People are trafficked primarily for financial gain. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry -  it is a high-profit, low-risk crime.


TED Talks

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Spot the signs

Understanding the signs to look out for could help the most vulnerable people within your community. A person could be a victim of trafficking if he/she:

  • is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, nervous or paranoid
  • avoids eye contact
  • appears malnourished
  • shows signs of physical or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement or torture
  • has few or no personal possessions
  • has numerous inconsistencies in his or her stories
  • is not allowed to speak for themselves

If you recognise some of these signs, it is essential that you share what you’ve seen with the relevant authorities.

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