A glossary to help navigate through the complexities of human trafficking

The Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings is pleased to launch a unique new publication – Human Trafficking Glossary. There is certain ambiguity in using various terms when speaking about human trafficking. The Task Force hopes that this document will help to navigate through the complexities of human trafficking and related phenomena.

This comprehensive glossary includes general human trafficking terms, defines terms related to those involved in different roles of human trafficking, various forms of human trafficking and clarifies the functioning of National Mechanisms against human trafficking and assistance to victims. The glossary also gives definitions  for related phenomena and factors that influence human trafficking such as prostitution, migration and other factors. Considerations for children concerning trafficking and exploitation are included as well.

Download the report here (available in seven languages).