Testimonials

Cheryl  Francisconi
Program Director
LDM, Institute of International Education (IIE), USA

Human Trafficking  
 

Human trafficking is the commerce and trade in the movement or migration of people, legal and illegal, including both legitimate labour activities as well as forced labour. The term is used in a more narrow sense by advocacy groups to mean the recruitment, transportation, harbouring, or receipt of people for the purposes of slavery, prostitution, forced labour (including bonded labour or debt bondage), and servitude. It is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world with the total annual revenue for trafficking in persons estimated to be between $5 billion and $9 billion. The Council of Europe states that people trafficking has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade, with a global annual market of about $42.5 billion. Trafficking victims typically are recruited using coercion, deception, fraud, the abuse of power, or outright abduction. Exploitation includes forcing people into prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery and servitude. For children, exploitation may also include forced prostitution, illicit international adoption, trafficking for early marriage, or recruitment as child soldiers, beggars, for sports (such as child camel jockeys or football players), or within certain religious groups.

Human trafficking differs from people smuggling. In the latter, people voluntarily request smuggler's service for fees and there may be no deception involved in the (illegal) agreement. On arrival at their destination, the smuggled person is usually freed. On the other hand, the trafficking victim is enslaved, or the terms of their debt bondage are highly exploitative. The trafficker takes away the basic human rights of the victim. Victims are sometimes tricked and lured by false promises or physically forced. Some traffickers use coercive and manipulative tactics including deception, intimidation, feigned love, isolation, threat and use of physical force, debt bondage, or other abuse. 

Multilateral Organizations
ILO
UNICEF
UNIDO

International NGOs
Action Aid
AED
CARE
CASA
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
CEDPA/C3
Family Health International (FHI)
Helpage India
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT)
Institute of International Education (IIE), USA
Micronutrient Initiatives India (MII)
OXFAM
Packard Foundation
Sulabh Intrenational
WaterAid (UK)

Corporate Agencies
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Ltd.

Professional Institutions
Xavier Institute of Social Science (XISS), Ranchi

Consulting Firms
Catalyst Development Services
Give 2 Asia
Pricewaterhouse Cooper Pvt. Ltd. (PwC)

Government Organisations
Department of Planning, GoUP
Department of Secondary Education, GoUP
State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW), UP
UP State Aids Control Society (UPSACS)
Water and Sanitation Support Organisation (WSSO)

Civil Society Organisations
BEADS, Lucknow
Catholic Diocese of Lucknow
Don Bosco Aashalayam, Lucknow
DORD, Patna
DSWS, Lucknow
Fatima Hospital, Lucknow
Impact Partners in Social Development
PRADAN
IRAC, Patna