Human Trafficking

Hope In Motion: Episode 4 - Nepal Safehaven Clip - Human Trafficking

Why are people in poverty the biggest perpetrators and participants of human trafficking?

  • Money
  • Perpetrators
  • Participants

Definition of Human Trafficking

From "Sexual Trafficking in the United States: A Domestic Problem With Transnational Dimensions" by David R. Hodge, "recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act."

  • Selling body for money
  • Forced marriage on young women
  • Forced labor
  • Forced harvesting of human organs

Different Forms of Human Trafficking

From "The Fight Against Human Trafficking" by Roy Ahn, et al.

  1. Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  2. Illegal Organ Transplantation
  3. Illegal Labor Exploitation


  • Runaway children
  • Families give children up
  • Perpetrators try to get children involved


  • HIVs
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Abuse from trafficker

Getting Out of Human Trafficking

  • Don't want to go against perpetrator
  • Need life necessities
  • Psychological trauma

Connecting to class

5.5 million out of 20.9 million involved in human trafficking are children. (People under the age of 18)

  • Could get involved after college or high school