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July 31, 2023

Trafficking in Persons Report 2023

Thursday, July 30th, is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. World Day against Trafficking in Persons was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/68/192.

We invite you to read the Trafficking in Persons Report 2023 . This report, annually submitted by the he Secretary of State to the U.S. Congress covers “severe forms of trafficking in persons” defined as:

“(a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
(b) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”

You can find the Trafficking in Persons Report on Azerbaijan in English 2023 here and in Azerbaijan here