Human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights
Human trafficking takes advantage of another person’s hopes and dreams, by forcing them to live their life differently than they choose. It is a common misunderstanding to think that human trafficking is just prostitution and only women can become victims. People of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world. Some groups are more exposed than others, for example migrants or other people in search of a better life, people who live in poverty or are addicted to drugs, homeless young people and children.
It can be human trafficking if someone:
- Does not pay you salary for your work.
- Threatens you or your family violence if you do not do something.
- Forces you to live in unhealthy circumstances.
- Keeps you confined somewhere against your will.
- Takes away your passport or other important documents.
- Forges your passport or provides you with a fake passport
- Pays for your travel to Iceland and makes you pay the debt by working.
- Forbids you to talk about your circumstances with your friends, family, or authorities.
- Forbids you to seek medical help or demands to accompany you to the doctor.