Human Trafficking

It’s modern day slavery and it’s happening here.

20.9 million estimated slaves worldwide

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$150bn made each year from forced labour

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1 year old, our youngest rescue in 2013

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“I have experienced for the first time what love really looks like and I have learned what it means to love others.”


Survivor of sex trafficking, living in Hope for Justice’s Dream Home in Cambodia

What is human trafficking?

A crime with three elements

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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.

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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.

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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.


Find out more about the types of trafficking and forms of exploitation
most commonly encountered by Hope for Justice.

See profiles of the situation in the US, the UK, Norway or Cambodia by clicking through to our Trafficking & Exploitation pages.

James Pond

“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.”

James Pond
Director of Survivor Care


“I’m so happy to be free,
to be alive”