What Is Child Trafficking

Human trafficking is the trade in people, especially women and children, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another.
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Human trafficking leads to modern slavery, a situation of exploitation resulting in either forced labor or forced marriage. The victim cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power.

A child is generally accepted to be under the age of 18 years old – they are victims and cannot legally consent to situations and actions that are results of trafficking.