Per the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), human trafficking is defined as:
Recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage/debt bondage, commercial sex acts or slavery.
"What does that mean?"
Simply put, per Jeanne Allert of The Samaritan Women, human trafficking is the retailing of human body parts - hands to work, organs to harvest, and/or multiple body parts to be used for the purpose of another human's pleasure. If the victim is 17 and 364 days old or younger, it is automatically considered Human Trafficking. THE DAY Facebook posts..."Happy (18th) Birthday" that 'victim' becomes a criminal and the “how” and “why” have to be taken into consideration.
To understand more about the TVPA, click here to learn the 'Action-Means-Purpose Model'.
"Where is this happening?"
Do I really need to worry about this? Yes! We can't profile a trafficker, a sex buyer, or a victim. Human slavery doesn't discriminate. If there is a buyer, there is a seller...in every zip code. Per Savannah J. Sanders, active human trafficking survivor advocate, "We live in a world where an abuser can spot a vulnerable child from a mile away, or from across a crowded room, yet every other adult in the child's life is likely to miss it."
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