“Human trafficking is one of the most serious criminal actions. It’s organized crime and at its roots is profit from human misery. Our response is a strategic one – focus on excellence, professionalism and outcomes to help victims find healing, hope and justice.
Now is the time for all of us to act and end suffering.”
The Act: WHAT is done
e.g. Recruitment, transfer, transportation, harbouring or receipt of persons.
NOTE: Where a victim is a child, only ACT and PURPOSE are required.
The Means: HOW it is done
e.g. threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or position of vulnerability, giving or receiving of payments or benefits used to control a person.
The Purpose: WHY it is done
e.g. to exploit a person through prostitution, other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery, servitude or removal of organs from a person.
A person who is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation may be controlled by violence, threats, substance abuse, deception or grooming.
Forced labor is work done involuntarily under the threat of a penalty such as violence or harm to the victim’s family and often unable to leave.
A person who is forced to provide services with the obligation to live on/in a property without the possibility of changing those circumstances.
A person who is trafficked and specifically chosen for the harvesting of organs or tissues, such as kidneys, liver etc. without consent, to be sold.