Definitions

 

The following terms and definitions form the basis for discussing trafficking in persons (TIP).

Child: Every human being below the age of 18 years.

Coercion: Threats of harm against any person; any scheme or plan intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform would result in serious harm to any person.

Debt Bondage: When the value of work or services is not applied to- ward the payment of a debt, or the length and nature of those services are not limited and defined.

Force: Power, violence, or constraint used against a person.

Harbor: To afford lodging to, to shelter, or to secretively give refuge.

Sex Tourism: Tourism partially or fully for the purpose of having or purchasing sex.

Sex Trafficking: The recruitment, transportation, harbouring, transfer, or receipt of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.

Slavery: The condition of a person whom any or all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised.

Slave trade: All acts involved in the capture, acquisitions, or disposal of a person with intent to reduce her/him to slavery.

Street Child: A child who has no home, or one who is forced to work or spend extensive time in public spaces, or both.