*Mission Focus for January – Slavery and Human Trafficking

Jan 05, 2018

The Mission and Social Concern Focus for January is Slavery and Human Trafficking.  Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.  As defined under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA):

Sex Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person is induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or

Labor Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.  (Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking – http://www.rrcaht.org/ )