Trafficking: Two Stories


“Trafficking” is the dark underside of globalisation. It is defined as the use of force, lies or violence to recruit, move and hold people in what becomes a form of slavery, i.e. forced labour or service without sufficient (or perhaps any) pay or the opportunity to leave. Trafficking is found in many kinds of work, including agriculture, domestic service and prostitution.

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Human trafficking explained in 60 seconds

The BBC's David Eades takes a look at the global reach of human trafficking.