1 of 13 - What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking has often been described as a modern-day form of slavery. The BC Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking defines trafficking as “the recruiting, harbouring and/or controlling of a person for the purpose of exploitation.” In 2000, the United Nations adopted an international treaty, known as the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, to fight human trafficking. Amongst other things, this document defined human trafficking as Act + Means + Purpose = Human Trafficking.