Human trafficking is defined as being tricked, coerced or otherwise removed from a home or country, and then compelled to work with no payment or on terms which are highly exploitative. The practice is illegal in most countries. The victims of human trafficking can be used in a variety of situations, including prostitution, forced labor and other forms of involuntary servitude.
Due to poverty and lack of economic opportunity some people are more susceptible to fall victim to empty promises of job opportunities in other countries. Many of those who accept these offers find themselves in situations where their documents are destroyed, their families threatened with harm, or they are bonded by a debt that they have no chance of repaying.
The prevention of human trafficking requires several types of interventions and community action. One way that you can help is to start an awareness campaign in your community or local high school! Amnesty International is a non-profit organization that focuses on human rights. Learn how the youth in your area can start an AI student group at the local high school and recieve an activist toolkit