- the illegal practice of procuring or trading in human beings for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or other forms of exploitation.
Origin of human trafficking
First recorded in 1985–90
Also called trafficking in persons.
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Examples from the Web for human trafficking
Across the globe there are an estimated 20 million human-trafficking victims.Hope Drives Human Trafficking Survivor Lauded By Obama at CGI
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