Commonwealth of Dracul

Deo Vindice

2021 Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Human trafficking became a public concern in the 1990s, mostly due to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The collapse resulted in migration flows and the increasing concern about the growth of transnational criminal organizations operating globally.

Intelligence discovered sex trafficking and forms of forced labor as some of these organizations' sources of profit. The first efforts to address trafficking in persons focused heavily on combating the sex trafficking of women and girls.

The typical definition for "severe forms of trafficking in persons" is:

  • Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or
  • The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. A victim need not be physically transported from one location to another.