The United Nations has defined human trafficking as "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat, or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation"(Brysk). At present, over twenty-seven million humans are slaves. This number is larger than the humans traded during the four-hundred year trans-Atlantic slave trade collectively(Batstone 6). Eighty percent of these victims are female. Fifty percent are children (Petriliggieri). Vulnerable populations include those in war-torn countries, the impoverished, those fleeing domestic violence, the poorly educated,...
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