National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

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 our social action mandate, National Council of Jewish Women of Canada's National Plan of Action.

NCJWC Pledges:

  • A commitment to fighting human trafficking in Canada
  • Educates NCJWC members and the public at large about the human trafficking scourge
  • Participates and initiates public information forums
  • Partners with other NGO (NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION) and government for anti-trafficking activity
  • Lobbies and works with the Federal Government in support of human trafficking legislation
  • Work with international anti-human trafficking agencies.

For more information, please contact info@ncjwc.org

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


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

Government of Canada