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Human trafficking: Key links

Trafficking in human beings is a modern day form of slavery involving recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving people in order to exploit them. It affects almost every country in the world. Men, women and children are trafficked for many reasons including sexual servitude, forced labour and to harvest their organs. The number of people trafficked into Australia is low compared to many other countries with most victims in Australia being women working in the sex industry. The AIC is currently researching this crime with its first Trafficking in persons monitoring report, available on this website together with links to a wide range of international and national organisations as well as to current research.

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