Definitions

Slavery still exists today. It is happening closer than we think.

Slavery is the act of controlling or owning someone commonly through mental or physical threat or abuse. It is the act of physically or emotionally constraining or restricting someone’s freedom of movement, forcing them to work and treating them as ‘property’ that has been bought or sold. This applies to any person of any age of any gender. Slavery involves a number of highly exploitative practices including forced labour, bonded labour, state-imposed forced labour, forced marriage, child labour, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and organ trafficking to name a few.

Human Trafficking is the action or practice of illegally transporting people or a person from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. This could be across international borders, state boundaries or even between houses.