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Modern-Day Slavery – Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Access to new resource related to solving global human and social problems added to PMWL

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Grace Chebet

4 September 2020 – Kisumu, Kenya – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global human and social problems. The new resource titled “Modern-Day Slavery – Human Trafficking in the 21st Century”, is a conference paper by Mihai Ştefănoaia in 2015.

Human trafficking is defined by the Organization of the United Nations as the recruitment, transportation, sheltering and receiving of persons, by means of menacing and other forms of restraint, by kidnapping, racketeering, fraud or power abuse, by using a vulnerable situation, by giving or getting money or other goods with the purpose of having the consent of a person upon another for exploitation. Men, women and children can all be trafficked. The will be expressed by the victims in various ways. Trafficking may happen between regions or beyond borders for purposes such as slavery, sexual exploitation, and organ extraction among other reasons.

Human trafficking is one of the modern forms of slavery, together with work exploitation and the trafficking of body of organs. Due to the abolishing of slavery and the incrimination of its practices, this form of human denigration has continued to exist against all forms of rebutment. This situation may be explained through the theories mentioned in the report. Still, one of the reasons for which slavery has existed until nowadays is because it has changed its form, adapting to the new social and political requirements.

Human trafficking is an extremely serious social phenomenon, which brings serious prejudices to the fundamental rights of men. One of the most widely spread forms of trafficking is represented by the trafficking of women and girls who are used for sexual exploitation. This has known an unprecedented growth in the past decade, getting to the point where it affects the mental and physical health of women and severely diminishes their moral status; not only does it terribly affect their social position, but it also shatters the basis of society – the family.

To access this new resource, go to the solving global human and social problems section of the library at,click on Advancing/Protecting Human Rights, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered trial, student or full member and logged-in to access. If you are not a member, try the trial membership, it’s free.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here