National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS OFTEN CONFUSED WITH HUMAN SMUGGLING,
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

CONSENT

The smuggling of migrants, while often undertaken in dangerous or degrading conditions, involves migrants who have consented to the smuggling. Trafficking victims, on the other hand, have either never consented or, if they initially consented, that consent has been rendered meaningless by the coercive, deceptive or abusive actions of the traffickers.

EXPLOITATION

Smuggling ends with the migrants’ arrival at their destination, whereas trafficking involves the ongoing exploitation of the victim.

TRANSNATIONALLY

Smuggling is always transnational, whereas trafficking may not be. Trafficking can occur regardless of whether victims are taken to another State or only moved from one place to another within the same State.

NCJWC PLEDGE AND COMMITMENT

In accordance with the social action mandate, and the National Plan of Action, NCJWC, pledges to:

  • Commit to fighting human trafficking in Canada
  • Educate NCJWC members and the public at large about the human trafficking scourge
  • Participate and initiate public information forums

Toronto Section began organizing educational events in 2013. These events are educational, eye opening and offer information first hand. Click here to see next upcoming event or contact [email protected].

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour. It is often described as a modern form of slavery. For more information, please visit www.publicsafety.gc.ca

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