Human Trafficking


By the end of the unit the learner should be able to

  • Define human trafficking and its forms
  • Outline the Causes of Human Trafficking
  • Identify the Victims of human trafficking
  • Outline the consequences of human trafficking
  • Discuss the Prevention and Response to Human Trafficking


  • Human trafficking is a global problem that affects millions of people each year.
  • An estimated 24.9 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, including forced labor in the context of human trafficking.
  • 72% of all detected human trafficking victims are women and girls, and trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most commonly detected form of human trafficking.
  • Trafficking can occur in various industries, including agriculture, construction, domestic work, manufacturing, and the sex industry.
  • The high profits associated with the human trafficking industry, combined with weak law enforcement and regulatory systems, create a demand for trafficking that fuels the problem.
  • Raising awareness about human trafficking and taking action to protect the rights of those most vulnerable to it are essential to addressing this problem