SIDEBAR: Definition

Sex trafficking is the recruitment, transportation (within national or across international borders), transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation. Sex trafficking is accomplished by means of fraud, deception, threat of, or use of force, abuse of a position of vulnerability, and other forms of coercion (The Protection Project, “What is trafficking?”1)


1. The Paul H. Nitzche School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2000.