Definition of child trafficking in English:

child trafficking

Line breaks: child traf¦fick|ing

noun

[mass noun]
  • The illegal movement of children, typically for the purposes of forced labour or sexual exploitation: child trafficking has become a worldwide concern in the past few years
    More example sentences
    • Child trafficking persists because criminal syndicates are behind the illicit trade, tourism is sometimes involved, and victims often are afraid to come forward.
    • Child trafficking was a global crisis, with about 1.2 million being trafficked worldwide each year.
    • The ship's captain denied any involvement in child trafficking.

Derivatives

child trafficker

noun
More example sentences
  • EU collaboration on crime and policing have helped to apprehend money launderers, trap child traffickers and stop fraudsters.
  • We have rescued more than 50 children from child traffickers.
  • The government has also stepped up security on its borders to prevent young victims being smuggled out by child traffickers.

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