WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Trafficking in persons is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of 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. Exploitation shall include, at minimum, the exploitation of prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, the production, sale or distribution of child-pornography material, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude of the removal of organs.
Human trafficking has three elements:
-Use of force
-False job offers
-Abuse of power. Amongst others.
The trafficker seeks to remove their victims from their safe zone as well as from all those who can protect them.
There are more than 500 motives for human trafficking, including:
-Domestic work exploitation
-Removal of organs, cells or tissues.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NUMBERS
CRIMINAL NETWORKS IN MEXICO DEDICATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
VICTIMS ARE CHILDREN.
MOST PROFITABLE ILLEGAL BUSINESS WORLDWIDE
GREATER PROFITS PER YEAR THAN THOSE OF
BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY
MINUTES A PERSON GOES MISSING AS A VICTIM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
OF VICTIMS ARE NEVER RESCUED.
“Currently, one of the criminal phenomena that causes the greatest damage, not only to the victims individually but also to society in general, is trafficking in persons. This crime directly damages the dignity of the person and endless human rights of those who endure it, like liberty, integrity, personal security, privacy and the unhindered development of personality, among others.”
Dr. Raúl Plascencia Villanueva
President of the National Human Rights Commission.