Human trafficking is another way of describing modern slavery, although it is without any visible chains. This is when someone takes advantage of another person’s hopes and dreams, by forcing the person to live their life not as they choose.
It is a common misunderstanding to think that prostitution is the only manifestation of human trafficking and that only women can become victims of traffickers. Some groups are more exposed than others; migrants or other people in search of a better life, poor people, or drug addicts. Children and homeless young people are also more probable victims of human trafficking.
Anyone can be a perpetrator: someone who acts like your friend, a supervisor, a family member, or even your partner. A human trafficking victim does not believe he is being abused and therefore doesn’t know that he is a human trafficking victim. The perpetrator seduces a victim by showing attention, care, love, safety, or a promise of a job - all to gain the trust of the victim.