Definition of human trafficking in English:

human trafficking

noun

  • [mass noun] The action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation.

    ‘she is a victim of human trafficking’
    ‘tough new laws to stop human trafficking’
    • ‘He calls human trafficking the human rights issue of the new millennium.’
    • ‘Is the problem of human trafficking a new one?’
    • ‘Is the "mail-order bride" system really human trafficking?’
    • ‘There's a lot of narcotics smuggling that does go on here, as well as human trafficking.’
    • ‘Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business.’
    • ‘These women are just too scared to say that they are victims of human trafficking.’
    • ‘Each year, Washington places countries in one of three categories according to the level of commitment that they've shown to tackling human trafficking.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, when I first started interviewing some of these victims, I didn't know what human trafficking was.’
    • ‘We brought one victim to the police and told them that she is a victim of human trafficking.’
    • ‘It's clear that human trafficking is a serious and growing problem.’
    • ‘The penalties for human trafficking pale in comparison to drug smuggling.’
    • ‘Seventy percent of the victims of human trafficking are women.’
    • ‘Worldwide, human trafficking's a huge problem.’