Human Trafficking is defined in the Trafficking Protocol as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation.”
Human trafficking statistics:
- Three million children are currently involved in India’s sex trade.
- In 2007, there were thought to be more than 27 million people trapped in situations of modern-day slavery.
- Human trafficking, as an organized crime, is approximated to generate 32 billion revenue each year.
- Every day in India 200 women and girls enter prostitution and 80% of them do so against their will as victims of trafficking.
- The 2007 U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report states that India’s ‘trafficking in persons’ problem is estimated to be in the millions (90% of which is internal).
- The 2004 report by Shakti Vahini confirms that Karnataka, where Odanadi is located, is one of the major trafficking-supply states.