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Human Trafficking: Types of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.This guide will focus also focus on Human Trafficking in South Africa

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Labour Trafficking

Labour trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.Labour trafficking includes situations of debt bondage, forced labour, and involuntary child labour.  Labour traffickers use violence, threats, lies, and other forms of coercion to force people to work against their will in many industries.  Common types of labour trafficking include people forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farm workers coerced through violence as they harvest crops, or factory workers held in inhumane conditions with little to no pay.

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People Smuggling


People smuggling involves migrants being facilitated with entry into a State through illegal means. It must take place across international borders but there is no requirement that a person must have crossed a border for trafficking to take place – it can and does take place within national borders. It is often undertaken in dangerous or degrading conditions, involves migrants who have consented to the smuggling. Trafficking victims, have either never consented or, if they initially consented, that consent has been rendered meaningless by the coercive, deceptive or abusive actions of the traffickers.mPeople smuggling ends with the arrival of the migrants at their destination; it can also lead to trafficking if, for example, the circumstances of the smuggled persons change during the journey or on arrival in the State leading to them becoming victims of violence and exploitation.

Modern Slavery

Sex Trafficking


Sex trafficking is composed of two aspects: sexual slavery and human trafficking.[1] These two aspects represent the supply and demand side of the sex trafficking industry, respectively. This exploitation is based on the interaction between the trafficker selling a victim (the individual being trafficked and sexually exploited) to customers to perform sexual services.[2] These sex trafficking crimes are defined by three steps: acquisition, movement, and exploitation.[1] The various types of sex trafficking are child sex tourism (CST), domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) or commercial sexual exploitation of children, and prostitution. For more information click on the link as follows:

Child Tourism

Child sex tourism has been closely linked to poverty, armed conflicts, rapid industrialization, and exploding population growth.Child sex tourism (CST) is tourism for the purpose of engaging in the prostitution of children, which is commercially facilitated child sexual abuse.[1] The definition of child in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is "every human being below the age of 18 years".[2] Child sex tourism results in both mental and physical consequences for the exploited children, which may include sexually transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS), "drug addiction, pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and possibly death.

Furthermore, Hechler states that Child sex tourism is not new. For years pedophiles seeks to avoid severe punishment in the United States have taken trips to countries where prostituted children are plentiful and sexual abuse laws are lenient or unenforced or (with the help of a bribe or two) easily circumvented.

Organ Trafficking

The illegal organ trade is a form of widespread organized crime where inner organs are illegally obtained and traded for transplantation. Types of Organ Trade trafficking for organs is a crime that occurs in 3 broad categories:
-cases where traffickers force or deceive the donors to give up an organ

-cases where the victims agree to sell an organ; these victims are usually cheated out of money.

Human organs for transplants have two sources deceased donors and living donors.