ABC's of Trafficking Archives - Renewal Forum

The ABC’s of Trafficking: John, Labor Trafficking, and Manipulation

John  No business can afford you create a product for which there are no buyers. The first step in understanding the sex industry is to understand the customers, the johns. -Joe Parker  Johns are men who buy and sell sex. Most commonly, "johns" reference men who purchase sexual acts, however this term can also refer to pimps ...

ABC’s of Trafficking: Human Trafficking, Internet Prostitution, Immigration Status

Human Trafficking  Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is one of the largest criminal industries in the world, only second to drugs. The most commonly accepted international definition of human trafficking can be found in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons created by the United Nations: the ...

ABC’s of Human Trafficking: Forced Labor, Fraud, and Hotels

Forced labor  In 1930 the ILO established an international definition of forced labor in the Forced Labor Convention stating: Forced or compulsory labour shall mean all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily. In 2012 the ILO published the ...

ABC’s of Human Trafficking: Debt Bondage, Exploitation, and Force

Debt Bondage Debt bondage, as explained by the U.S. State Department of Health and Human Services, is the practice in which: traffickers demand labor as a means repayment for a real or alleged debt, yet they do not reasonably apply a victim’s wages toward the payment of the debt, or limit or define the nature and length of the ...

ABC’s of Human Trafficking: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Corruption, and Destination/Transit/Origin States

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) The U.S. Department of Justice defines commercial sexual exploitation of children as the “sexual abuse of a minor for economic gain.” This includes child pornography, prostitution, and sexual entertainment. The Stockholm Declaration adopted in 1996 at the First World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, explains CSEC as constituting ...

ABC’s of Human Trafficking

A better method of combating trafficking comes from a better understanding of trafficking. Over the next few weeks Renewal Forum will be presenting the ABC’s of human trafficking, covering the foundational vocabulary of this issue.   Abduction Abduction occurs when a person forcibly takes a man, woman, or child against their will, forcing that individual into circumstances ...